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Dive Review of Magmadive in
General Travel/Other Locations/Iceland

Magmadive: "Iceland - diving the Silfra fissure and ticking off a bucket list item", Jul, 2018,

by Faye Wilde , Purley, GB (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 7 reports with 4 Helpful votes). Report 10397 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude N/A Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling 5 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments This is not a cheap experience, but it is a unique experience and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The water is around 2 degrees Celsius all year round so you may want to time your visit with when the air temp is slightly warmer in Summer if you feel the cold. In Summer you can do two Silfra dives in one day. When it is colder in Winter, people tend to do one slightly longer dive. This is also driven partly by daylight hours, which are very long in Summer and very short in Winter! The visibility is stunning and this is a great place to go for a different diving experience. There is a bit of a walk from the car park to the entry and exit points but there are purpose built steps in and out to assist with entry and exit.

Also plenty to do in Iceland itself when you are not diving. I would also like to go back sometime and do some of the other diving Iceland has to offer :)
Websites Magmadive   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Several Red Sea trips in different locations, Tobago, Lanzarote, Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Mozambique, Thailand, Maldives, Madeira, Menorca, Malta, Gozo, Turkey, Iceland and frequently in the UK where I am based.
Closest Airport Keflavik Getting There Lots of flights from the UK and other countries.

Dive Conditions

Weather cloudy Seas calm
Water Temp 1-2°C / 34-36°F Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 50-100 M / 164-328 Ft

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions You need to queue for entry with your guide as numbers are limited for number of people in the water at one time. The water is 2 degrees Celsius, must have a dry suit certification / experience in a drysuit to do this.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

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 5 stars Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments You can take some really interesting photos of the rocks, reflections and super clear water. Also in Summer, when I went there is bright green 'troll hair algae' growing on the rocks and that makes for some cool pics too!
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