Diving between continental plates in Silfra, Iceland

Ok, so time for another cold water dive site on my diving wish list. This time its off to Iceland, and Silfra. In the Silfra rift, you dive in a crack, right between the American and Eurasian continental plates. In some places, you can even touch both America and Europe at the same time!

The water that fills the continental rift, originates from a melting glacier and is filtered through the porous lava rock for many years before it reaching the lake. This plus the low water temperature, between +2C° and +4°C, makes the water extremely clear, and horizontal visibility often exceeds 100m (330ft). I just have to go there!

Links:

Liquid ice“- another clip from Silfra

Dive.is– Dive center on Iceland with tours to Silfra and other dive sites

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