Silfra – Diving The World’s Clearest Water

Posted November 15, 2015

While the rush of going underwater will always be with you wherever you go, it’s the sights and beauty of a world beneath the surface that drives many of us to take the plunge.

To this end, the clearest water is the most ideal for any submerged adventurer – and there is nowhere clearer to the eye than the Silfra Ravine. Located at the crack between the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates, this Icelandic fissure has the greatest underwater visibility of any diving spot on Earth! With gin-clear water that’s been filtered through underground lava for decades, you can see ahead for at least 120 metres – even on a bad day.   

The magnificent view from inside the Silfra Cathedral.

IMAGE: The magnificent view from inside the Silfra Cathedral.

Continental Drift: Diving Between The Tectonic Plates of America & Eurasia

Drink The Water You’re Diving In

The weather above the surface barely affects your ability to view the sights beneath it, and the current ensures the ravine is never off-limits to divers wishing to explore its depths. At between two to four degrees all-year round – and available to drink at anytime during your dive – the water in this astounding location is as pristine and immaculate as any found elsewhere in the world.

The Four Magnificent Sections Of Silfra

Within the depths you will get a chance to explore Silfra’s four sections, consisting of the Silfra Big Crack, Silfra Hall,  Silfra Cathedral, and Silfra Lagoon. Although the chasm is gaping at points, there will be moments when you experience the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of touching two tectonic plates at once, a rare occasion under any circumstances, yet especially extraordinary given that you’re doing it underwater. Whether exploring Silfra beneath of the midnight summer sun or under the winter northern Lights, the dive site is unique – and a must see for everyone.

Silfra – A Magical Underwater Experience

With no boats, a gentle current and the same visibility you could expect above the surface, this is a truly magical experience that every scuba diver should try at least once – even if you have never used a dry suit before. At Magmadive we give you the opportunity to do just that, with a one day, guided two-tank experience for just 42,000ISK. Come and see the clearest water on Earth – come and see Silfra Diving.