The Space Between: Diving Silfra

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The Space Between: Diving Silfra

Postby koimaster » May 12th 2015, 8:57am

The Silfra fissure is actually a crack between the North American and Eurasian continents, meaning that you dive or snorkel right where the continental plates meet and drift apart about 2cm per year. It’s literally the only place on earth where one can dive or snorkel directly in the crack between two continental plates.

The underwater visibility in the Silfra fissure is over 100 meters, which creates an underwater experience that will rarely, if ever, be surpassed. The reasons for this astounding water clarity are twofold: the water is cold (2°C – 4°C year round ) as it is glacial water from the nearby Langjökull and this water is filtered through porous underground lava for 30-100 years until it reaches the north end of Thingvellir lake, seeping out from underground wells. The Silfra water is as pristine as water can get and you can drink it at anytime during your dive or snorkel.


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Re: The Space Between: Diving Silfra

Postby jason_recliner » May 12th 2015, 9:11am

THAT'S one of the world's top dive sites? Some freaking cold water with lots of rocks at the bottom?
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Re: The Space Between: Diving Silfra

Postby foghorn » May 12th 2015, 9:15am

"It’s literally the only place on earth where one can dive or snorkel directly in the crack between two continental plates."


Not the only place. What about Chesty Morgan?
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Re: The Space Between: Diving Silfra

Postby 3Flushes » May 12th 2015, 8:28pm

jason_recliner wrote:THAT'S one of the world's top dive sites? Some freaking cold water with lots of rocks at the bottom?

Compared to bedlam's shit that's a real let down.
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