Video: Dive Iceland – SCUBA in Silfra

Dive Iceland

Listed as one of the top 3 cold dives to experience in the world, Silfra took our breaths away (and not just from the 2C/36F water!). Not only do you have 500 feet of clarity due to the fact you are diving in glacial water but you also get the opportunity to scuba dive between the Eurasian and North American Tectonic plates. I just love that I can totally geek out over an extreme sport. The fact we got to dive Iceland really put another notch on our belt.

We got super lucky on our Silfra dive as it had been rainy and cloudy for the previous week. While it was no means considered warm, I was happy to get a little bit of sun.

While we just got our GoPro Hero 3 in the mail, I’m glad that we’ve been able to see the world with our original Hero. Sure it may be “old and outdated” but hot damn it captured some awesome footage. Silfra, while I was only able to make one dive, you were still one of my favorites. Make sure to add diving in Iceland onto your bucket list!


10 Responses to “Video: Dive Iceland – SCUBA in Silfra”

  1. outthestudio Mugs and Julia February 20, 2013 at 6:51 pm #

    we’ll be sure to put this on our bucket list. just diving in 2Cº water as to be a hell of rush! wicked video guys 😉

    • Erica February 21, 2013 at 8:27 pm #

      Hell yeah! And I expect a full report!

  2. Cam @ Traveling Canucks February 21, 2013 at 2:55 pm #

    Wow! Incredible…

  3. Ali February 22, 2013 at 8:11 am #

    Diving between the plates looks and sounds awesome! Though I don’t think I could handle the cold water.

    • Erica February 23, 2013 at 11:04 am #

      It isn’t as cold as you think it is inside the suits. I was quite toasty!

  4. Dave @ Travel Transmissions February 22, 2013 at 6:55 pm #

    I would’ve never thought to dive Iceland, but that water was shockingly clear. Cool vid!

    • Erica February 23, 2013 at 11:05 am #

      I hadn’t either but I was peeking at different activities and it caught my eye. Was super cool!

  5. Imperative Travel February 25, 2013 at 8:44 am #

    Wow I never knew anyone would be mad enough to go diving in Iceland! Hope your suit kept you warm.

    • Erica March 14, 2013 at 12:11 pm #

      *happy dance* There were quite a few people in our group too! The suit was super warm but your face and cheeks were incredibly cold.

  6. Christy February 25, 2013 at 1:17 pm #

    This looks so fun!

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