The primary reason we started planning this journey to Iceland was due to a television show we saw about 20 years ago called ‘Descending’. We were hooked on the idea of experiencing such a unique location. Then came the challenge of getting the skills and finances to make it come to life. Mission accomplished!
Though the first day was all about skills and therefore the dive site had nothing to offer as far as views, that all changed on the second day of diving. We were driven the 45 minutes out to Thingvellir National Park, the home of the Icelandic Parliament from the 10th to the 18th century, but more to the point for us, the location of the Silfra fissure.
Daviosgja does not have quite as good of visibility, however I found it just as impressive as the size of the rocks displaced by the movement of the earths crust was even more dynamic here. This area experiences about 30 micro earthquakes a day, which is why you do not dive too deep here. The last thing you want is stones being dislodged and falling down on you. There was also a thermocline at this dive site. As you descended the water was 8C then at about 10 metres it suddenly drops to 2C. There are no photos from this dive so you will have to take my word for it, it was awesome.