Diving Iceland

Last summer, I had the unbelievable opportunity to dive Silfra in Iceland.  That was made possible by the wonderful dive master, Alfi Ramsay, and Dive.IS for logistical support.  He made the dives extremely smooth and left me with a great deal of knowledge including his four rules of scuba diving.

  1. Look good
  2. If you make a mistake refer to rule #1
  3. Safety, safety, and more safety (it makes you look good)
  4. Apply silicon grease where necessary

Alfi just sent along this gorgeous video of diving at Silfra. Watch it and drool.



Dr. M (1746 Posts)

Craig McClain is the Assistant Director of Science for the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, a National Science Foundation supported initiative. He has conducted deep-sea research for 20 years and published over 50 papers in the area. He has participated in and led dozens of oceanographic expeditions taken him to the Antarctic and the most remote regions of the Pacific and Atlantic. Craig’s research focuses on how energy drives the biology of marine invertebrates from individuals to ecosystems, specifically, seeking to uncover how organisms are adapted to different levels of carbon availability, i.e. food, and how this determines the kinds and number of species in different parts of the oceans. Craig’s research has been featured on National Public Radio, Discovery Channel, Fox News, National Geographic and ABC News. In addition to his scientific research, Craig also advocates the need for scientists to connect with the public and is the founder and chief editor of the acclaimed Deep-Sea News (http://deepseanews.com/), a popular ocean-themed blog that has won numerous awards. His writing has been featured in Cosmos, Science Illustrated, American Scientist, Wired, Mental Floss, and the Open Lab: The Best Science Writing on the Web. His forthcoming book, Science of the South (http://www.scienceofthesouth.com/), connects cultural icons of South such as pecan pie with the science behind them.

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5 comments on “Diving Iceland
  1. I’m actually going to be in iceland for a few days in in may, on my way to norway. And I really want to do this after I saw your first post on silfra. It looks amazing!

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