Dry Suit Diving Course – Difficulty: ⅘ Rating: Difficult (PADI® license required)
If you’re looking for a unique freshwater diving experience like you’ve never experienced before, Silfra is the adventure for you. Silfra deserves it’s place right at the top of the world’s most enchanting dive locations.
However, before you dive Silfra, there are a few important requirements.
For the course, you’re required to have a certification at the level of PADI® Open Water or equivalent. Scuba diving in stunning Iceland requires dry suit experience by law and this course will train and certify you before your big Silfra dive day.
This dry suit diving course can be very physically demanding and includes multiple dives in Iceland’s cold water conditions. However, this course is taught in a fun and relaxing manner, and experienced warm water divers will get to grips with the routine in great time.
It is worth noting that this course does not take place at Silfra, nevertheless, you can book your Silfra Scuba Dive right here. Once you’ve been through the course and been certified, you will be allowed to dive in Silfra.
You can book your dry suit diving course via our instant booking form on this page.
The Silfra fissure, formed as a result of the plates drifting apart, creates a deep ravine filled with freshwater, filtered by the volcanic rock to form the purest water you can ever dive in. You definitely don’t want to miss out on this dive tour once you have taken your dry suit diving course.
Your Dry Suit Diving Course will take you on an exploration of the following:
There is a surprise at every turn of this course and you witness and experience much of what you don’t with warm water diving.
Challenging and rewarding at the same time, find out why hundreds of divers rank Silfra as one of the best diving locations on this planet. Book your dry suit diving course today.
However, to be able to dive here, you need to be dry suit certified. This course is designed for a certified diver at the level of PADI® Open Water or equivalent. Scuba diving in stunning Iceland requires dry suit experience by law and we can train and certify you before your big Silfra dive day.
This world class dry suit training course is available from February to October. Popular in the summer because the water is slightly warmer, diehard divers looking for a rewarding challenge won’t be put off by the temperature, but will require dry suit experience to dive.
The Silfra Scuba Dive Tour is rated as Challenging. Therefore, only divers with a PADI® license will be allowed to participate due to the inherent challenges of the activity. Must have dived within the last 2 years and bring drysuit certification and PADI® certificates with you on the tour.
If you don’t have a Dry Suit Certification, you must have at least 10 logged in drysuit dives in a logbook within the last 2 years.
In cases where you’re a diver with no drysuit experience, you can take this course and get certified before going on the Silfra Diving Day Tour.
The course is all day and can last between 10 – 12 hours in duration.
All participants age 60 or older and all participants under a doctor’s care for any ongoing medical condition must have our medical form signed by their physician.
Divers need to be physically fit and have no current medical issues or or ongoing medical history. Each participant will be required to complete a Diving Silfra Medical Statement and Liability Release Form before departure on the Silfra Dive. Please note, this is for your health and safety. Please contact us before booking if you have any questions or medical conditions. Please note, we are not allowed to permit pregnant women on this tour for health and safety reasons.
Note: A change of clothes is a good idea since dry suits cannot be guaranteed to keep you dry due to the nature of the dive and suits. You should also wear thermal layers and warm socks.
Thanks NK, this course was great. Although, I have dived over 60 location in the last 4 years, they were all wet suit. For cold water and Iceland diving, you need dry suit PADI certification and this course has now equipped me for any future cold water dives. Your instructors were very knowledgeable and fun to be trained by. Will recommend this course to my fellow divers.
You will find the answers to some of the commonly asked questions about our Dry Suit Diving Course.
Are there Age, Height & Weight Limits For Participants?
You are never too young to have an adventure. However, we have a minimum age limit of 18 years (max 60 years), minimum height 150cm and weight a minimum of 45kg (max 120kg).
Are there any special requirements for this course?
All dry suit dive course takers must have a PADI® or equivalent certification. Proof of certification must be provided for PADI®. Must have dived within the last 2 years. Customer need to be physically fit and have no current medical issues or or ongoing medical history. Each participant will be required to complete a Medical Statement and Liability Release Form before departure. Please note, this is for your health and safety. Please contact us before booking if you have any questions or medical conditions. Please note, we are not allowed to permit pregnant women on this tour for health and safety reasons.
What’s included in the price?
Is there a dry suite course manual?
Yes, however, the PADI® Dry Suit Manual is excluded from the course price and costs a minimal extra. Please select the option when booking if you want a manual.
Note: It goes without saying, you must be able to swim on this course and feel comfortable in water. Confident swimmers with a PADI® license may book this dry suit course. If not, the alternative is snorkeling which will be an enjoyable experience for you.
Legal Disclaimer: Nature Kicks or the guides will not be held responsible for any accidents which may occur during the activities that are deemed to be the result of participant’s actions. We require you to sign a waiver prior to embarking on the tour accepting the risks associated with participating in these activities.
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