Iceland scuba diving images gain attention on Mail Online

Iceland scuba diving has seen great exposure as the Mail Online recently published incredible images taken by British Scuba diver, Alex Mustard.

In the article published via the Mail Online yesterday, Alex Mustard dived 80ft into the fresh water lake, Thingvallavatn, located at the Thingvellir National Park, where he swam through the underwater crevice dividing the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates.

According to the Mail Online, Alex Mustard snapped away as he and his dive partners swam through fresh water canyons Silfra, Nes and Nikulasargja, which are up to 200ft deep. He also took photos of the Arnarnes Strytur chimney, which forms a cloudy plume as 80C water is ejected from Earth’s crust and hits the cool 4C seawater.

Mr Mustard is quoted as saying, “The photos show diving in the unique underwater world of Iceland which, like on land, is formed by the volcanic landscape of the country. Many people visit Iceland to see these features on land but they also continue underwater. For a scuba diver these are spectacular places to visit – being able to fly through the clear water and explore the fault lines in three dimensions. I have dived all around the world and this is almost certainly the clearest water I have ever been in.”

To view the original article and to see some of Alex Mustard’s images, visit

There are a range of Iceland scuba diving tour providers offering guided tours through the underwater canyons in Thingvallavatn. Icelandair, Iceland’s leading airline, welcomes those wishing to experience these one-of-a-kind diving trips and capture unique photos of their own. Visit to find out how to get to Iceland from the UK.

Photo taken by Alex Mustard, via the Mail Online.

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