from 6 reviews
PADI Dive Center
|14th July 2009||Silfra & Strýtan||No|
|9th July 2009||Awesome experience||No|
|27th May 2009||SCUBA ICELAND- Top Notch!||No|
|9th April 2009||Amazing day||No|
|24th February 2009||Awesome Silfra dive and Golden Circle Tour!||No|
14th July 2009 by stewa
Silfra & Strýtan
Visit Date: June 2009
Me and 9 buddies were visting Iceland and wanted to go diving at Silfra and Strýtan. After some research we decided to go with Scuba Iceland, which turned out to be a very good choice.
Finni and his crew provided first class service during both dives.
At the Silfra dive we were picked up at our hotel in Reykjavik and driven to the dive center to try out equipment. The briefing was excellent with great detail about all the things that makes Iceland and Silfra so unique. After the 2 fantastic dives, Finni and crew took the extra time to stop by other sites in the national park before taking us back to the hotel.
During the Strýtan dive several days later Finni and crew drove up from Reykjavik with all the equipment (including some newly purchased equipment to meet out needs even better) to join us in Akureyri were we stayed. The boat that took us to the site was far better than expected and the excellent briefing about this truly unique site made this day another fantastic one.
Couldn't be happier about the diving thanks to Finni, Anna and the rest.
9th July 2009 by ha_rish
Visit Date: June 2009
We took the Golden snorkel tour conducted by Scuba Iceland, and it was the best organized tour we have ever been on. Finni, the owner of Scuba Iceland and our guide, is a native Icelander, did an excellent job of driving us around, providing us with information on history, culture, food and all the natural wonders of Iceland.
Our tour involved a stopover at Silfra, which is a water body between the American and European tectonic plates. We signed up for snorkeling, as we are not scuba certified. Finni did an excellent job of prepping us for the snorkeling session. My wife was a first time snorkeler and was hesitant after getting into the water , but Finni did an awesome job of handholding her and making sure that she completed the whole distance, after which she was glad she did it. So, first time snorkelers fear not with Finni around :).
After the snorkeling session, in some really cold water, Finni provided us with some hot chocolate and yummy sandwiches. Having been trained and spent several years in the US, Finni has excellent communication skills and make you feel at home,if you are from the US.
We highly recommend Scuba Iceland and surely use them on our next trip to Iceland.
27th May 2009 by abysmalchris
SCUBA ICELAND- Top Notch!
Visit Date: May 2009
I recently returned from a trip to Iceland, where the staff of Scuba Iceland provided me with some world class diving experiences! I conducted a fair amount of research prior to my trip and I chose Scuba Iceland due to their informative, professional looking website, their affiliation with respected training agencies and equipment manufacturers, and the timely and detailed responses I recieved to my initial inquiries. Owner Finni Finnbjornsson was very helpful in providing information and communicating with me prior to the trip; despite this, my travel itinerary did not coincide with any group dive outings. To ensure I had the opportunity to see everything I wanted to see, Finni worked tirelessly to coordinate and arrange private guided trips that fit within my schedule at very reasonable prices.
After months of pre-trip communication, I arrived at the Scuba Iceland facility and knew immediately that I had made the right choice. Every aspect of Scuba Iceland exudes professionalism. The dive center is modern, inviting, well organized, and filled with quality equipment; the staff are friendly, polite, knowledgable, and service-oriented. My dive guides Addi and Siggi were well spoken, skilled divers who took care of me as a customer while respecting my level of knowledge and ability and allowing me a great deal of independence. I felt as if I was diving with long-time friends and colleagues. The dives to Silfra and Strytan were amazing, the weather was perfect, and these guys all went above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that I had the best possible experience, I could not have asked for more. In all aspects of their operation, Scuba Iceland is doing it right!
My trip was everything I hoped it would be and more. My only regret is not planning more time to dive these one of a kind sites, I wish I could have stayed longer. Many thanks to Finni, Addi, Siggi!
Diving Safety Officer, University of Maine USA
9th April 2009 by tafu
Visit Date: April 2009
Hi Finni, I\'m guessing you must have forgotten me already. I\'m one of the Pace students from New York that came last month. I\'m actually one of the ladies that was brave enough to jump. I was hoping to see my picture on the website jumping. Ha! Anyway, I hope I\'m on the right site you suggested we place our comments. I had the time of my life. Despite the cold water, that did not take away the beauty of the day. It\'s really hard to express my feeling, one just has to see for themselves. It\'s one of the wonders of my life time. SUGGESTION: Please sell some water proof cameras at your site. Oh! the profit comes to me. Ha-ha-ha!!!! Takk Fyrir. fota
24th February 2009 by krl128
Awesome Silfra dive and Golden Circle Tour!
Visit Date: February 2009
I found Scuba Iceland on-line and really appreciated Finni's responsiveness and flexibility with arranging my dive and tour. I dove with Jon Ingi and could not have asked for a better guide for the day! It was my 1st dry suit dive and Jon was patient and very knowledgeable. Silfra was such a unique dive and I'm very excited that I experienced diving between the continents...and have the pics to show my friends and family! Jon gave me an entertaining tour of the Golden Circle and had many interesting facts and stories to share throughout the day. The whole day truly added more than I had imagined to my Icelandic experience. Everything about Scuba Iceland was first rate!