- Hot chocolate and cookies in the dive break
At additional cost
Ocean Diver Day Tour
On this tour, you will join the undersea inhabitants of the North Atlantic for a swim through Iceland’s cool coastal scene.
Our favorite local ocean dive site is Garður, located at the tip of the Reykjanes peninsula and a one-hour drive from Reykjavik. Garður is a shore dive.
Kelp forests offer excellent habitat for several marine species, including lumpsuckers, nudibranchs, and various invertebrates. Colorful algae also flourish here off the coast of Iceland. You will most likely notice pairs of eyes sticking out of the sandy patches of the ocean floor where the flounders live. Soft orange coral also intermittently decorates the sandy ocean floor. A wolffish might pay you an unexpected visit in the kelp forests or stick its head out of a pile of rocks, looking a bit like a prehistoric creature.
The pick-up time of this tour depends on the tides. We usually want to end our dive around the peak of the high tide.
Note that ocean dives in Iceland depend on the weather, and scheduled ocean dive trips can be canceled due to unfortunate weather conditions.
If that is the case, we usually have a plan B and can offer you other dive sites, such as Bjarnagjá, Kleifarvatn, or Silfra, that do not depend on the weather as much as the ocean.
All divers on this Ocean Diver Tour must have dry suit diving certification OR 10 logged dry suit dives within two years of the tour date. These 10 dives must be confirmed with written proof signed by a diving instructor.
All participants must:
be a certified diver at the level of PADI Open Water or equivalent
have dry suit diving certification and a logged dry suit dive within two years of the tour date OR have at least 10 logged dry suit dives within two years of the tour date and be able to provide written proof from a diving instructor of these dry suit dives PDF
have read, signed, and followed directions on the Diving Medical Statement PDF
have our Diving Medical form signed off by a doctor if they are age 60 or older PDF
sign our liability release form at the start of the diving tour PDF
be at minimum 150cm / maximum 200cm
be at minimum 45kg / maximum 120kg
fit within our dry suit size chart PDF
be at least 17 years of age (signature of legal guardian required for under 18 year old participants)
be physically fit
be ready to wear a sometimes tight & constricting dry suit
be able to communicate in English
not be pregnant
Your SCUBA dive certification card (PADI Open Water or equivalent)
Proof of dry suit diving certification OR written proof from a diving instructor of 10 logged dry suit dives within two years of tour date
Suitable clothes for the weather of the day
Reservations can be canceled 24 hours prior to departure without penalty.
10% of the costs are non-refundable!
Cancellations received less than 24 hours prior to departure are non-refundable.
Cancellations must be submitted in writing to email@example.com.
Please be mindful of possible time zone differences. Iceland is in the GMT time zone and cancellations must be submitted at least 24 hours before departure in Icelandic local time (GMT).
If you do need to cancel your tour, we recommend that you contact us as soon as possible.
If you do not choose pick-up from Reykjavik, meet your guide at this location: