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Iceland, Silfra Fissure

Discussion in 'Scandinavia' started by lowflyer, Jan 14, 2017.

  1. hamokmonky

    hamokmonky Angel Fish

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    Yea, I already looked into that. They wont let you take cameras into the certification dive so that would be a real bummer. Im also there for only a specific time period and none of the companies have certification classes on those days. Ive been trying to get certified here in S FL for months but none of the dive shops seem to have the gear to rent for the class (and Ive gone nearly 3 hrs drive from my location checking the dive shops I could find). I can understand the requirement, but I'm not an inexperienced diver either, I feel at least some consideration should be there for that! I didnt just qualify for OW and go to dive Silfra like some of the complaints above :) I wanted to get certified before going, but didnt put as much emphasis on it as it wasnt a requirement. Had I known months ago, I could have traveled (flown) to another location to take the training.
     
  2. lowflyer

    lowflyer Divemaster

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    I'm sorry for your disappointment. I suspect the dive companies are disappointed as well, as this will cut back on their business. On the other hand, the new rules are a benefit to those that get to do the dive. When I did it in early January, the gear-up area and the jump-in area were jammed with people waiting. And then the inexperienced having difficulty with the dive itself. No wonder the authorities stepped in and set some standards. I hope you get to do the dive sometime!
     
  3. hamokmonky

    hamokmonky Angel Fish

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    Yes, I can totally understand why they did it. Just one more month and I wouldve been happier :wink:
     
  4. lowflyer

    lowflyer Divemaster

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    A recent thread reopened on Silfra Fissure diving, and I see that my thread here is in the Western Europe forum rather than Scandanavia. Can a Mod switch the thread to the Scandanavia forum?
     
  5. Erich S

    Erich S Nassau Grouper

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    I read that one of the shops in Iceland offers a PADI Specialty "Volcano Diver." Certification. That would be one to have!
     

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