Sharing our passion

No one loves diving like we do! We are passionate divers who provide fun, safe, and educational tours around Iceland’s most breathtaking underwater scenery. With its hot springs, glaciers, and lava formations, the country maintains some of the most unique locations in the world. Our focus is on safety and comfort, and we only use high-quality, carefully curated and tested equipment specialized for the extreme arctic conditions.

Diving Island

Our team

Diving Island was founded by two close friends and local divers who decided to turn their dream of sharing their love for diving into a reality.

Héðinn Þorkelsson, Guide

Héðinn is a PADI Open Water Scuba instructor and has been exploring Iceland’ underwater for the last 14 years. He has been an active member of Iceland’s diving club since 2003, and has served as a member of its board of directors. As a diver, Héðinn loves taking pictures of underwater sites and wildlife. He recently picked up freediving, and holds the national record of 140 meters in dynamic diving.

Einar Örn Ágústsson, Guide

After his first dive in 2016, Einar decided to drop everything and make a career out of diving, so he could share his love of Iceland’s underwater nature with others. Since then, he has devoted himself to learning and exploring diving sites throughout Iceland. Einar is a certified Padi Divemaster and holds an Aida 2 certification in freediving.

About our equipment

We use carefully selected, high-quality equipment suited for Iceland’s extreme conditions. Diving Island is currently the only diving center in Iceland that uses dry suits with a dry glove system to help ensure that your hands stay dry, for a warmer, more pleasant experience.

Regulators, BCD fins and masks

We use a line of equipment, including regulators, BCD fins, and masks from Poseidon, a Swedish company, founded in 1958 by Ingvar Elvstöm. Poseidon has pioneered an innovative product line for use in the rugged arctic conditions. These products focus on safety, while enhancing the diving experience. We are the approved Icelandic distributor of Poseidon products, and believe in their ethos that the equipment you take with you underwater, first and foremost, serves a life-preserving purpose.

Dry Suits

We use Argonaut dry suits from Fourth Element. This dry suit has been developed specifically for some of the harshest diving conditions on the planet, while providing maximum comfort and enabling a wide range of movement. Beneath the dry suit, we offer a one-piece thermal layer produced by Fourth Element called Arctic Expedition, which is comprised of strategically layered, high-density fleece and other fabrics to maximize thermal protection, and was originally developed for NASA.

unique nature

Iceland’s vast and beautiful nature is one of a kind. This volcanic island located in the North Atlantic is active with geysers, lava fields, hot springs, and a rich artistic culture. Underwater, Iceland offers some of the most pristine views of marine life and geological wonderment in the world. Explore porous underwater lava or dive between two continental plates. We will personally guide you through a once-in-a-lifetime experience you’ll take with you forever.