Diving Places - Silfra Gap - Iceland
Today, we are going to dive deep into the Silfra Gap, Iceland! Silfra Gap, also known as Silfra Fissure, is Iceland‘s most famous dive site. When you hear “Iceland”, you might think the place is full of ice, especially if you have never been there. But not necessarily. This diving place has some of the clearest waters in the world, unpolluted by run-off, silt and also fish! The only hindrance to the perfect visibility is the continent on the other side of the dive site. Silfra Gap is widely regarded as one of the most “out of this world'' diving places in the world. Silfra Gap itself is relatively unpopulated by marine life.
What did you like about the dive?
I like how clear the water was! When diving, I like to see my surroundings clearly, because I want to appreciate the beauty underwater.
What are the problems and how did you overcome them?
It was actually my first time diving in a natural place. I only had diving practises in swimming pools before this. So, I had extreme anxiety and took quite some time to dive in the water. I could not overcome the anxiety on my own. My friends had to reassure me that everything will be fine. I just had to do what I did during the swimming pool practises. And most importantly, I remembered to have a blast!
What have you learned from the dive?
As previously mentioned, I had anxiety when I was about to dive, but I overcame it with the help of my friends. I think the main takeaways were the importance of friendship and bravery. Having good friends is like your second family. They will care for you. They will help you. Bravery is simply having a mindset that you can do anything! You need a strong belief to make things happen. Always remember that you need to go through hardship before benefitting.
What watch do you use for the dive?
I used the TWELF-X OCEAN 1908 DEEP WAVE - BLUE/S. STEEL (1003) watch. The watch features a 120-click unidirectional bezel to ensure that time is kept accurately. Most importantly, it is water resistant (20 ATM), so it could work under water!
Check out the TWELF-X OCEAN watch here: https://www.twelfx.com/collections/ocean/products/twelf-x-ocean-1908-deep-wave-blue-stainless-steel