The area around Askja Volcano where the NASA astronauts trained fro their first trip to the moon. No dive site on-earth is similar to our satellite planet.
Bjarnagja is one of the most amazing tectonic fissures in Iceland close to the south Atlantic ocean. You can dive a halocline of salt and freshwater inside an old crab hatchery.
The Davíðsgjá fissure has some of the clearest and purest water you’ll ever dive in. This monstrous crack measures over 1000m long, running deep into the Great Lake Thingvellir.
El Grillo is the biggest and most famous sunken ship wreck for divers to explore in Iceland. At Seyðisfjörður, east Iceland, you can dive a British oil tanker lying between 22-45 metres sunk in 1944 by german fighter planes.
A fantastic and very popular ocean dive site in the Reykjavik area located on the Reykjanes peninsula.
Due to the good quality of the ocean, visibility and pureness of the waters surrounding Grímsey is a good place to dive in.
This deep, brooding lake sits in a volcanic fissure, surrounded by wind-warped lava cliffs and black-sand shores.
The visibility at Nesgjá is phenomenal at over 100m and the sunlight which filters through the water combined with the dancing shadows from the walls create a stunning atmosphere to take photos in.
The Silfra Ravine, located in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Thingvellir National Park, about one hour’s drive east from Reykjavik, is one of the world’s most spectacular dive sites.
A towering stalagmite that rises from the depths of Eyjafjordur, a fjord south of the Arctic circle. A dive site in North Iceland you can't miss.
Crystal clear sea which fills the fjords is full of fish, and is great for diving, kayaking and sailing.
Besides some of the clearest water in the world…1500 billion tons of solid magma makes up 90% Iceland dive sites packed with Craters, Calderas, Domes, Fissures, Glaciers, Hydrothermal vents, Lava shields, Submarine eruptions, Tectonic plates, and 25,000km of active volcanic zones producing an infinite supply of geothermal energy – uniquely, being a diver in Iceland is more interesting than people think.
Because of the warm flow of the Gulf Stream, Iceland’s nutrient-rich water is a vast source of oceanic life. Arctic marine mammals like Dolphin, Porpoise Minke, Dolphin and Humpback Whales can been seen – Seals inhabit many areas of the coast by the tens of thousands. Iceland has one of the biggest bird habitats in the world. Over 270 species of birds, including over 5 million Puffins, Gullimots, Ravens and the extremely rare white Eagle. On terra Ferma; Reindeers, Arctic Fox and mink can be seen in the wild – everything else has been eaten for survival.
“If you don’t like the weather, wait a while,” people sometimes say in Iceland. This is because of the strong change of the Icelandic climate, where a diver can sometimes experience the four seasons in just one day: sun, wind, rain, snow and even temperatures below zero degrees centigrade. Iceland’s dive sites are filled with cold water so a drysuit is an absolute must! Magmadive reveals the best places for you to drysuit dive & snorkel in Iceland. Here’s you’ll find everything about Iceland’s diving sites; including depths, geology, topography, water temperatures, underwater visibility and local Icelandic marine life. If you’re planning a trip or expedition, then it’s worth checking out what’s hot in the land of extremes. From the crystal clear waters of the Silfra fissure, to the untamed nature of the Westman Islands, we reveal where to experience the best of diving in Iceland.