Silfra Diving

Silfra is a rift formed in the divergent tectonic boundary between the North American and Eurasian plates and is located in Iceland. It’s the only place in the world where you can dive between two tectonic plates.

The cold clear water of Silfra does not support much marine life. The only fish found here is the dwarf char, however, they are hard to spot.

Level

Level

  • Advanced
Visibility

Visibility

  • 57 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
  • Strong Current

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

Affiliated Training Center

Dive sites nearby

SMS Cöln, Scapa Flow (Wreck)

Scapa Flow is a body of water in the Orkney Islands, Scotland where, following the German defeat in WWI, 74 ships of the Imperial German Navy’s High Seas Fleet were scuttled here, making it a mecca for wreck lovers.

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SMS Markgraf

SMS Markgraf was a König class battleship serving the Imperial German Navy during World War I. This 175 meter long wreck is often thought of as the jewel in the Scapa Flow crown. She was scuttled in 1919.

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Clashfarland Point

This site has small rock walls and reefs down to 15 meters. At 8m there is a large Admirality fisherman’s anchor which stands two to three mtrs off the seabed on the south side of this site.

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This is a shallow scenic dive site with a maximum depth of 8m it has a confined water training area with a sandy bottom suitable for entry level dives. Boat traffic is possible, so please use SMBs. Access by permission only from C & C Marine.

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Trá an Dóilín

Trá an Dóilín (Coral Beach) is one of only 2 known coral beaches in Ireland. Depending on the tide depths range from 2m to 6m making it a perfect confined water dive site. If you visit it by night it’s a completely different dive suitable for divers with a little more experience there is lots to see in Dóilín!

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Some of the most famous dive sites of St. Abbs are just 50m away from the wall of the harbour: “Cathedral Rock”, “Big Green Carr”, “Broad Craig” and “Little Carr”. These sites can be dived as a shore dive from the harbour or other sites can be reached by dive boat.

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Back of Lime Rock

5-10 minute boat spin from Quilty pier. Drop on the corner of the small island and keep the wall on the left side. The wall is in the shape of a bowl and depths from 10m all the way to 35m can be found here

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Farne Islands

The Farne Islands are famous for a colony of 4.5 thousand grey seals and teeming with life on the many varied dive sites. Most of the sites are around the outer Farnes with wrecks and reefs to explore.

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Middle Rock

Middle Rock is a short 5-10 minute boat spin away from Kilkee pier. Depths range from 5m all the way down to 45 meters. There are loads of swim throughs and small caverns

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Outer Rock

Outer Rock is a short 5-10 minute boat spin away from Kilkee pier. Depths range from 5m all the way down to 45 meters. It is actually possible to dive both Outer Rock and middle rock on the same dive as the join underwater at around 30m

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