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Episode Info: “It’s listed, consistently in the top five dives in the world,” according to Murray Johnson, an avid world traveler and certified scuba diver. Silfra Fissure is located on the Northern tip of Thingvellir Lake, which is Iceland’s largest body of water. This Unesco World Heritage Site is only a 35-minute drive from Reykjavik. What's most noteworthy about this site is that Divers and Snorkelers can swim in between this continental divide, which marks the point where two massive tectonic plates are diverging in the middle of Iceland. Here are some quick facts, tips, and advice about this unique place: The Water At Silfra Fissure Is Crystal Clear Water in Thingvellir Lake provides much of the drinking water for the surrounding Icelandic towns and cities. The lake is slowly filled with melting glacier water that travels underground through lava rock for 30 to 100 years. “It’s essentially the largest Brita Filter in the world,” says Johnson. “The visibility in there is unstoppable. Over 100 meters you can see; it’s crystal clear, crystal clear.” Silfra Fissure's clear water lets divers to see up to 100 meters away. So don't forget to fill up your canteen or water bottle after your visit. The Water is Cold: 36° F Spoiler Alert: Listen to our latest Podcast Episode on the Silfra Fissure to get a more intimate experience of this magical place!Read more »

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