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Dive Review of Dive Iceland/Hotel Holt in
General Travel/Other Locations/Iceland - Silfra Spring

Dive Iceland/Hotel Holt: "Iceland - Silfra Spring", Feb, 2015,

by Kris Kraman, NJ, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 7 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 8172.

No photos available at this time

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 3 stars Food N/A
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments A very unique diving experience. No animal life in the spring, just incredible visibility. The better your tolerance for cold water diving and dry suit familiarity, the more enjoyable your experience. Water temp bounces around between 40 - 45 degrees F.

Typically, you take the dive as part of a general Iceland tour. The dive shop supplied all of the gear. Brand new dry suits were very comfortable.

Little bit of a walk from the gear area to the spring entrance with all of the extra lead for the drysuit. Again, a more advanced dive.

A different trip since it was not dive centric. Make sure to hit the Blue Lagoon.
Websites Dive Iceland   Hotel Holt

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Cozumel, Belize, Roatan, Curacao, Palau, Lake Superior, Red Sea
Closest Airport Reykjavik Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather windy, rainy Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 40-43°F / 4-6°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 300-300 Ft/ 91-91 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Shallow diving, 3 - 40 feet, a lot of up and down, could be a challenge for those not proficient in a dry suit
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals N/A Tropical Fish N/A
Small Critters N/A Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments shore dive and lots of the freshest water you will ever find to wash your gear
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