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Diver: “Iceland not too cold”

The Sport Divers Association of Iceland (SKFÍ) is organizing a day for people interested in learning the basic rules of diving in the Reykjavík Swimming Hall on Saturday.

“Those who organize the event are teachers and instructors who have decades of experience,” board member of SKFÍ Tinna Sigurdardóttir told Fréttabladid. “This is a good chance to try to dive with full equipment.”

“Many believe that Iceland is too cold for diving, but that is not the case. We wear dry suits and dress properly and then there is no problem,” Sigurdardóttir said. “And we have two unique diving sites here, Thingvellir and the peaks in [the fjord] Eyjafjördur.”

Sigurdardóttir has visited diving sites around the world. “I have been to the Caribbean a few times, also to Thailand, and to Egypt. Each place has its charm but the Red Sea is the best. The ocean is so clear and there is so much life.”

Click here to read about diving in Thingvellir.

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