Submerge your senses in the diverse universe that exists beneath the surface in this extreme scuba hydrothermal excursion.
The Strýtan Day Tay Tour is our most popular tour. It contains two dives to two different divesites, both hydrothermal chimneys, Arnarnesstrýtan and Strýtan. This tour is made for experienced divers that want to dive something unique and wonderful.
We always start our days with a little tour around the divecenter and our Strýtan Exhibition to explain to you what you're going to dive down to. Then it'll be time to get ready and start diving. The first divesite, Arnarnesstrýtan, is only 5 min boat ride away on our zodiac. There you can visit our friends, the wolfish and the cod and experience vast underwater life, you can also take of your glove and feel the heat from the 80°C water coming from the chimney every second. We even have a thermo with us to get you some hot chimney chocolate after the dive. After the first dive we rest a bit in the divecenter, switch tanks and maybe take some very urgent toilet break. The next dive is Strýtan, only 10 minutes by zodiac. We can almost promise that Strýtan will blow your mind. It's so extraordinary and unique, it has been building from the last ice age and stands there tall and alone. You can see where the warm water comes from the chimney and where it's still building. After the dives you can go and relax in the hot tub and enjoy the beautiful scenery over the fjord.
Even though it's two dives, both to hydrothermal chimneys, they're so different.
Arnarnesstrýtur are full of diverse underwater animal life. Everything from small nudibrachs to huge wolfishes, 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 crak and crevice. We always find something new and exciting when we go there. It never looks the same. It also has vast seasonal changes and you can see some spieces come and go for the season and the fauna does the same.
Strýtan is so unique and extraordinary. It stands alone at 65 m, in the middle of the fjord, and rises up to 15 m. It has been building for the last 11.000 years or since the last ice age. Some scientists believe that a hydrothermal vent on a small depht like this is the beginning of all life on earth. It's like a rock giant but unfortunately very vulnerable and can break easily. That's why this area, also Arnarnesstrýtan, are protected and Strýtan Divecenter is it's offical protector.