If you’ve ever wanted to dive between two continental plates, there’s only one place in the world you can do it: the Silfra rift in Þingvellir National Park
The Silfra fissure, is known as one of the top dive sites in the world for two main reasons. First, for the unbelievable clear water, which is the result of a fascinating natural filtration process where melting waters from the nearby Langjökull glacier filter through porous underground lava for 30 to 100 years before reaching Silfra. With visibility of more than 120 meters, there’s a clear view of both the breathtaking underwater geography and the emerald algae carpets that illuminate the fissure’s floors.
Second, Silfra is the only place in the world where one can dive or snorkel directly in the crack between two continental plates. You can practically reach out and touch the North American and Eurasian continents.
Last April, Dutch professional freediver Kiki Bosch dived into the crystal clear water of Silfra, and shot this beautiful video with the help of an underwater filmographer from Ocean Imaging.
Please Note: The icy glacial water of Silfra is only 2°C (35.6°F) and diving there requires a dry suit. Bosch is a professional freediver and is used to spending extended periods of time in freezing cold water. Do not attempt to swim in Silfra yourself without a dry suit or a professional diver on site.