There is no shore diving site quite like Iceland's Silfra
Fissure. This fissure is the only place in the world where divers
can dip one fin in Europe and the other in America, and in
gin-clear freshwater. This intercontinental dive site is located in
a glacial lake in Þingvellir National Park and is reached via a
scenic 40-minute drive from the Icelandic capital, Reykjavík.
As far as shore diving in Iceland goes, the Silfra Fissure
reigns as top dog. However, you will need to be drysuit certified
before entering the frigid lake. Beyond its geological
significance, this site is world-renowned for having atonishingly
clean and clear glacial water. Visibility often stretches to 100
metres, and should you get a dry mouth during the dive, you can
take a sip. Just remember not to drink too much - after all, you're
wearing a dry suit!
Once you've completed your underwater adventures, climb out
of the drysuit and dive into a steaming cup of hot chocolate -
trust us, there's no better hot chocolate out there. Afterward,
embark on the hour-long drive along the coastal road back to the
comforts of the world's most northerly capital city, where you can
finish thawing out and plan tomorrow's epic adventure in the Land
of Fire and Ice...