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Orientation Dive And Arnarnesstrýtan

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time-raw6 hours
Starting point
Hjalteyri Village, Iceland
Pickup Option
Free Pickup

A magic underwater world will open up its doors to you during this tour. You can marvel at underwater animals including pollack, cod, lumpfish, nudibranchs, dolphins, and even humpback whales! This orientation dive is a super good one both for newbies and for divers who are striving to improve their abilities.

What to expect?

  • This dive tour is for less experienced divers, those who either need to refresh their diving skills, have never dived in a dry suit, or are open water divers.
  • In the orientation dive you can practice your skills and gain the confidence you may need for further dives, also you can get used to your equipment, adjust weights and get to know your guide.
  • The orientation dive is a shore dive and we have 4 different dive sites that we can choose from after weather or water conditions.
  • These dives are meant to be practice dives but are filled with different animal life like pollack, cod and even lumpfish and not to forget nudibranchs and other smaller life. Sometimes you can see dolphins from the dive center at these dive sites and once we had a humpback whale swimming around our divers.
  • Arnarnesstrýtur is the next dive, where you will go from the boat and it's only about 5 minutes on a zodiac away from the dive center. They are full of diverse underwater animal life. Everything from small nudibranchs to huge wolfish, even some humpbacks if you're very, very lucky.
  • It almost takes two dives just to discover everything in this small area, 30x30 m, one whole dive can go in looking at the bigger things, like the fish and the chimney itself.
  • Another dive can simply go in discovering the smaller creatures living in the deep and in every crack and crevice.
  • You can always find something new and exciting when staying there. Underwater space never looks the same. It also has vast seasonal changes and you can see some species come and go for the season and the fauna does the same.
  • We usually collect some of the hot water in a thermal spring at the end of the dive to give divers hot chimney chocolate when you reach the surface. Maybe you can even try to feel the heat from the water from the chimney during the dive.

What is included?

  • All transport
  • Experienced guide
  • All equipment
  • Two dives

Is this experience for me?

  • Physically fit
  • Be able to swim under water
  • Small children and adolescents up to 16 years old

What do I need to bring?

  • Certification cards, minimum of an open water diver
  • Logbook
  • Swimsuit for the hot tub
  • Clothes for all weather conditions

Additional information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
  • Cancellation Policy: Fee of 100% if canceled 24 hours before event or less.
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