Divers capture fascinating images of crystal clear waters between two continents
Thingvellir National Park, located on Iceland’s Golden Circle Route, is home to the meeting point of two tectonic plates. The Eurasian and North American plates divide Iceland down the center.
Sifra sits between North America and Eurasian tectonic plates.
The video was recorded in Silfra which allows divers to explore both Eurasian and North American tectonic plates. The visibility in sifra exceeds 100 meters making it some of the clearest water in the world.
Lidija Jovisic is a project supervisor and ‘dream broker’ at Dive. is, who photographed the euphoric waters and leads many diving tours in the euphoric waters.
She explained, The diving footage at the opening shows some famous touristic places, such as Geysir and Gulfoss.
“Furthermore, it goes over the Thingvellir national park tectonic plates and the underwater fissure, Silfra.
“It also shows how the guides are helping the customers with the suits and brief about the site and safety.
“The video continues with some underwater shots which capture the perfect visibility while diving between the two tectonic plates and divers enjoying this exquisite experience.”
The water is said to be so clear that people are able to easily see 100m in front of them making them able to appreciate the panoramic views properly.
Apparently many experienced divers come to Iceland with the specific intention to come to dive Silfra and experience this amazing site first hand.
Silfra is a newly revealed rift. The fissure emerged after a major quake in 1789,
this was followed by greater and lesser earthquakes. The plates have continued to move farther apart by about 2 cm (0.79 in) every year. Snorkeling between the Tectonic Plates in Iceland.
Divers from all over the globe come to Silfra Iceland to cross this incomparable adventure off their bucket lists.
On top of all that, the best thing in Silfra is that it is very comfortably accessible for anyone.
You do not have to sail out or dive deep into dangerous underwater caves.
You do not even have to have a diving or snorkeling background to be able to try it. You just have to be healthy, adventurous and know how to swim. Why is the Water so Clear in Silfra? The cooler the water the clearer it is.
The current has another advantage, the constant flow of fresh water feeding into Silfra keeps the temperature at a stable 2 to 4 Centigrade (35 to 39 Farnhigte) because the water is in movement all of the time, it is never effective to freeze.