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Address: | Hjalteyri Village, Akureyri 600, Iceland
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Fantastic Dives on Hydrothermal Vents

My buddy and I spent a fantastic day, diving with Erlendur. The sun was high in the sky, the wolf fish were out and the life on the vents was astounding. From crabs to tiny... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 February 2017
Tiare B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

My buddy and I spent a fantastic day, diving with Erlendur. The sun was high in the sky, the wolf fish were out and the life on the vents was astounding. From crabs to tiny nudibranchs, anemones to tiny copepods I was fascinated by all the different species living in this unique environment. Erlendur was a great captain, a wonderful... More 

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Sævör Dagný E, Manager at Strytan Divecenter, responded to this review

Hi Tiare, It was great to have you over and I was supposed to give you a super greeting from my dad and he hopes very much that you'll be joining us soon again! More 

Wokingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

I was there in May 2016, diving the hydrothermal vents was amazing and if you go, you have to dive them at least twice each to experience them properly. We also got to see Humpback whales. Some very friendly Wolf fish. A unique experience. Erlendur is a very friendly guy laid back and nothing is too much trouble for him.... More 

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Sævör Dagný E, Manager at Strytan Divecenter, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your reply! I'm happy my father showed you a good time and I hope Stefanie did too, she gets a little to friendly though sometimes. We hope to get to see you again and dive with you. More 

Pittsburgh, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I are avid divers and stopped in to talk to Erlendur. While we didn't actually dive with him, it was fascinating to check out the items he's collected and hear about Strytan. We also took a dip in the hot pot, which anyone can pay to use. It's beautiful and overlooks the fjord.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Father and daughter - Sævör and Erlendur, have teamed up to provide divers with a unique venture, diving on a PROTECTED Dive site - Strytan and Arnarnesstry, in Eyjafjordur. Erlendur is passionate about protecting this very unique site, and along with his daughter Sævör , they offer an very personalised service, which is very much appreciated - yes to make... More 

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Sævör Dagný E, Manager at Strytan Divecenter, responded to this review

Thank you Deb! It was so nice to have you around and we really hope that you can come to us again and dive the big Strýtan and even more places that we have. It was fantastic to meet you! More 

Reykjavik, Iceland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

We stayed for two days as part of a company diving trip (Scuba Iceland) and had a great time. The location is perfect, right on the edge of the Fjord, and it was nice to dive off a RIB again. The hydrothermal vents are like nothing else I've ever dived, amazing to watch the shimmer as the hot water gushes... More 

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Sævör Dagný E, Manager at Strytan Divecenter, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! I'm glad you enjoyed it! Hopefully you come soon to dive with us again! More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

We drove in our 4x4 from Reykjavik to Akureyri via the "dust-road" to this dive centre to dive the chimneys. The people at the centre were very helpful, kind, informative and funny. We went out on the rib did 2 great dives. After diving we went Humpback Whale watching and had the opportunity to snorkel with them. Thank you for... More 

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Sævör Dagný E, Manager at Strytan Divecenter, responded to this review

We're glad that you liked it! Hopefully we managed to make your trip worthwile and we hope we get to dive with you again! More 

Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We drove from Reykjavik through the night to go to this dive centre to dive the famous hydrothermal vents, all the people at the centre were incredibly helpful, kind, informative, funny and well organised. We went out on the rib did 2 great dives first included amazing wolf fish and hydrothermal springs, the second is an interesting 60m pinnacle, where... More 

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Sævör Dagný E, Manager at Strytan Divecenter, responded to this review

Hi Giselle, It was great to have you here and we're so greatful for your reveiw! We really hope we get to see you again and dive with you. It was truly great to have you guys around! And congratulations of buying the first T-shirt of this shipment! More 

Utrecht
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

It was a pleasure to dive with Erlandur. We were picked up in the harbor (where we arrived by cruise ship) and I went diving while my wife went whale watching. Both of us saw humpback whales from very near and I had 2 great diving. One where we saw almost tame cods and wolffish and a second one on... More 

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Sævör Dagný E, Manager at Strytan Divecenter, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we're so glad that you had a great time here! The cold water is absolutely the best! More 

Oude Wetering, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Diving on Iceland is not cheap, this was value for money. I had 2 great dives. The white smokers are incredible, the Wolf fishes were beautiful and not shy. Erlandur en Seavor gave perfect information an guided the dive in a relaxed and pleasant way. At my Youtube channel (basbrand) you can see a 2 minutes video clip. (Iceland trip... More 

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Sævör Dagný E, Manager at Strytan Divecenter, responded to this review

Hi Bas! We're so happy that you liked our dives and Stefanie! We loved your video! It's incredible! More 

Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

The three person team at the Strytan Divecenter are an amazing bunch! Erlendur really knows his way around Eyjafjordur and the thermal vents. Importantly, he gives a great briefing on the do's and don't's of thermal diving. Saevor is really knowledgeable and Saebjort is an amazing cook. They're all really friendly and happy to answer any questions and help you... More 

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Sólbjört P, Front Office Manager at Strytan Divecenter, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this review, we are very glad that you enjoyed you dives and our little family team. We hope you will come again and dive with us! Stephani says hello! -Sólbjört More 

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