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24.02.2011 - DIVE.IS introduces the PADI Tectonic Plate Awareness Distinctive Specialty Diver Course

The PADI Tectonic Plate Awareness Distinctive Specialty Course was designed by DIVE.IS and introduces scuba divers to the exciting geological world of plate tectonics and the special considerations when diving in fissures between tectonic plates.

Between two continents © Magnus Lundgren
Between two continents © Magnus Lundgren
Distinctive Specialty Courses are designed for certain phenomena that are only present in certain areas on the world.
The tectonic rifts are so typical for Iceland, that we decided to design a Distinctive Specialty Course that introduces scuba divers to the exciting geological world of plate tectonics and the special considerations when diving in fissures between tectonic plates.
On this course we will go deeper into the theory of plate tectonics in context to the Silfra fissure and other rifts that can be seen throughout Iceland.
For safety issues special considerations need to be taken care of when diving in this extreme environment.
On the other hand this environment has some very special features to offer, such as the fact that you are diving in the clearest water of this planet and that you are holding one hand on a wall in America and the other one in Europe.
After the course the participants will take a knowledge review with 20 questions. After reviewing these questions with his/her instructor, he/she will certify you as a PADI Tectonic Plate Awareness Diver and divers will receive a PADI certification card for this disctinctive specialty.

You find detailed information about this course on this website: The PADI Tectonic Plate Awareness Distinctive Specialty Diver Course



02.12.2010 - Divers Night 2010 - the night dive in Iceland

As every year, DIVE.IS organized the diversnight in Iceland also this year. We were 17 divers that plunged into Silfra at 20:10 on the 2nd of december at -8°C air temperature and 2°C water temperature. The atmosphere was great and we had a photographer form the largest Icelandic daily paper on the spot, who took some amazing photos that were printed on the frontpage of Fréttablađiđ the next morning.
Unfortunately we did not break the world record this year. In total there were 1700 divers in the water at 175 dive locations. In 2009 there were over 2000 divers... We give it another try next year :-)

Divers in Silfra on diversnight © Vilhelm Gunnarsson
Divers in Silfra on diversnight © Vilhelm Gunnarsson




31.08.2010 - The King of Sweden comes snorkling with DIVE.IS!

In late August DIVE.IS had the honour of taking Carl XVI Gustav, King of Swe- den snorkeling in the clearest waters on this planet. The King came to Iceland on a private fishing trip with his friends and used the opportunity to explore Silfra with us. David and Tobi enjoyed themselves royally with his majesty...

DIVE.IS guide, David with the King of Sweden © Tobias Klose DIVE.IS
DIVE.IS guide, Daviđ Sigurţórsson with Carl XVI Gustav, King of Sweden © Tobias Klose DIVE.IS




22.04.2010 - Vulcanic eruption has no impact on diving tours!

DIVE.IS wants to let all divers and snorkelers know that the recent vulcanic eruption under the Eyjafjalla glacier here in Iceland doesn‘t create any problems for our dive and snorkel tours.
The vulcano is far away and the conditions for scuba diving and snorkeling as well as the visibility in Silfra are not affected.

Vulcanic erruption in Iceland © Louis Kotze DIVE.IS
Vulcanic erruption in Iceland © Louis Kotze DIVE.IS






22.03.2010 - Silfra Photo wins underwater photo competition!

Last year the renowned underwater photographer Magnus Lundgren has been diving with us in Silfra and other dive sites in Iceland.

We remember the dives with Magnus very well, because they were long and freezing, especially when hovering motionless as a dive model for over 65 minutes in 2°C cold water.
However, the pain has paid off, since one his Silfra photos won the first price in the 4th annual deep Indonesia underwater photo competition for the topic "DIVER" and has been also rated the best photo of the whole show.
www.underwatercompetition.com

Tobias Klose in Silfra © Magnus Lundgren
Tobias Klose in Silfra © Magnus Lundgren


His Iceland photos of Silfra and other Icelandic dive sites have been published on www.wild-wonders.com, the largest nature photo project ever.




09.02.2010 - Silfra photos on Wild-Wonders

Last summer Magnus Lundgren the renowned Swedish underwater photographer dived Silfra and the ocean with us for a couple of days. On his Silfra dives he has taken some of the most stunning Silfra photos we have ever seen. You can find the gallery with the photos on this website.


03.12.2009 - Divers Night 2009 - the night dive in Iceland

On December 3rd, at 19:06, probably more than 3000 divers will enter the water at the same time.
This year’s dive will be the fifth arranged annual night, and the number of participating Divers grow bigger every year.
Lights of night divers in Silfra © Einar Ţór Halldórsson
Lights of night divers in Silfra © Einar Ţór Halldórsson

Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Svalbard, Egypt, Indonesia, France, Spain, Faroe Islands and Belgium have confirmed their participation.

2005: 351 divers in Norway.
2006: 889 divers in Denmark, Norway and Sweden.
2007: 1859 divers in Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and also Svalbard.
2008: 2183 divers in Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Svalbard, Egypt, Indonesia, France, Spain, Faroe Islands and Belgium.
2009: ??

The main purpose with the night dive, is that we accomplish something together above the level of clubs, dive centers and boarders. We get the opportunity to show the world what a great hobby we have, and maybe recruit more divers.

Check the official diversnight website for more info.

If you are interested in coming diving with us on this night, please don't hesitate to contact us


20.11.2009 - Diving in Iceland on German TV

This summer the German NDR Dive Team has been on a dive expedition with us here in Iceland. For 10 days we dived Icelands most amazing dive sites and explored new dive grounds far beyond the arctic circle. On the 20.11.2009 at 20:15 the film will be shown on the German television station NDR.
Without a doubt this film features the best underwater footage of some of the greatest dive sites in Iceland.
Put it into your calendar.


30.03.2009 - Dive Expedition in Iceland 2009 – Diving Kolbeinsey

DIVE.IS has planned and scheduled a dive expedition to the most northern point of Iceland far beyond the arctic circle between the 6th and 11th of June 2009. On this diving expedition to the islands Kolbeinsey and Grimsey we will discover new dive waters in Iceland. On this tour we will dive Silfra, Strýtan and around the islands of Grimsey and Kolbeinsey. This dive expedition is for experienced dry suit divers and will be accompanied by a TV team.

Check the tour description of the Kolbeinsey Expedition 2009 for more info.

If you are interested in coming with us on this dive expedition, please don't hesitate to contact us.


04.12.2008 - Divers Night 2008 - the night dive in Iceland

On December 4th, at 20:08, probably more than 3000 divers will enter the water at the same time.
This year’s dive will be the fourth arranged annual night, and the number of participating Divers grow bigger every year.
Denmark, Estonia, Egypt, Finland, Netherlands, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Svalbard and the Faroe Islands have confirmed their participation.

2005: 351 divers in Norway.
2006: 889 divers in Denmark, Norway and Sweden.
2007: 1859 divers in Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and also Svalbard.
2008: ??

The main purpose with the night dive, is that we accomplish something together above the level of clubs, dive centers and boarders. We get the opportunity to show the world what a great hobby we have, and maybe recruit more divers.

Check the official diversnight website for more info.

If you are interested in coming diving with us on this night, please don't hesitate to contact us


03.10.2008 - DYKNINGENS DAG - DAY OF DIVING - MAY 16 2009

Logo - Dykenings dag
Logo - Dykenings dag
On May 16th 2009 DIVE.IS will take part in the single biggest diving event in Scandinavia. In Iceland we will take as many divers possible into the water. The dives in Iceland will take place in both Silfra and Davidsgjá in the National Park Thingvellir, Iceland.
For more information about Diving Day check out the official website. If you are interested in coming diving with us on this day, please don't hesitate to contact us.


09.01.2008 - DYK publishes article on diving in Iceland

Dive Site - Little Hill © Jesper Kjřller - DYK
Dive Site - Little Hill © Jesper Kjřller - DYK
Jesper Kjřller, the editor of the danish dive magazine DYK came to Iceland and dived with us last summer for a week. We went to see Iceland's unique and amazing dive sites Silfra and Strýtan among others.
Jesper took some fantastic photos both underwater and on land.
The Iceland article will be published in the April edition 2008.
Please see our Links section on more information about Jesper and DYK.



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