A Dive Between The Continents

A Dive Between The Continents

Diving into or snorkeling above the Silfra rift puts explorers directly between the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates. The water's visibility is also an attraction: visitors are able to see through the crystalline depths for more than 100 meters. The glacial water is so pure that divers can literally take a gulp of it at any time. The only drawback? It's cold—usually around -4°C.


Key Facts In This Video

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    Located in western Iceland, the Silfra rift separates the North American and Eurasian continents. (0:04)

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    Wearing a double-layered dry suit protects divers against the icy waters of the Silfra rift. (0:18)

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    Get an underwater view of the Silfra rift, where divers and snorkelers can see for more than 100 meters in any direction: (0:40)

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