May 28 2014
Dive Between Two Continents in Thingvellir National Park
Iceland offers the only place in the world you can touch two continents in a single dive.
If you've ever desired to be in two places at once, the Silfra dive between the North American and Eurasian continents is your calling. The Silfra fissure is a deep crack extending down between the two continents, which are slowly drifting apart. The Huffington Post recently published an article featuring photographer Alex Mustard's journey into the depths of this incredible fissure. This is the only place in the world you can touch two different continents during your dive.
With visibility extending over 300 feet, the surrounding glacial water is some of the purest and most astoundingly blue water in the world. Although the temperature of the water averages a frigid 36 degrees, divers are equipped with a dry suit to keep perfectly warm during the 6-8 hour dive.
If diving 60 feet into a canyon of massive tectonic plates isn't for you (or if you don't have a scuba dive certification), there are snorkeling tours that allow you to witness the beauty from floating in the water above. If you can't get enough of the Silfra experience, you can sign up for a combination tour. This tour allows you to explore Silfra along with some other unique “must sees” Iceland has to offer, such as The Golden Circle and geothermal chimneys.
For many, diving into the Silfra fissure is an experience of a lifetime. This unique Icelandic adventure is surely one for the bucket list!