Dive professionals needed for guiding at Silfra fissure in Iceland
Dive Silfra, based in Reykjavik Iceland, is looking for dive Instructors to join our team for the winter season which runs from the 1st October until 31st March. Singles and couples are welcome to apply, and there is a chance of extending the contract to the summer for the right people.
The role involves running snorkelling and diving tours at Silfra, a freshwater fissure located within Thingvellir national park. Silfra is a 45 minute drive outside of the capital Reykjavik, and is famous for having excellent visibility due to the glacial water supplying it. All diving and snorkelling is done in drysuits as the water is 2-4 degrees C all year round. The successful candidates will need to have the following qualifications/experience:
Divemaster, OWSI or higher, in teaching status.
Up to date emergency first response qualification (EFR, React Right etc).
European passport (EU)
Full driving license for manual driving transmission vans.
Good spoken and written English.
This job is specifically a guiding role, but there is limited potential to teach drysuit courses in the summer months. To be competent as a guide you need to be comfortable with dry suit diving- 2 degree water is not to be taken lightly, and we need you to know what to expect before arriving.
We are looking for candidates with good communication skills and the ability to work both on your own and as part of a team. This is a customer service role so a good, patient manner is essential.
We offer a competitive, non-commission based, monthly paid salary. We also provide accommodation, free of charge in Reykjavik (15 min cycle to the town centre). You will work around 40 hours per week, but we do require some flexibility when busy. Also, Dive Silfra is owned by parent company Arctic Adventures, which is one of the largest tourist operators in Iceland. On days off, employees are able to undertake most of the tours operated by the company free of charge:
We can only consider candidates with a valid working visa for Europe/Iceland. We are not able to provide you with a visa.
For more information about us and our dive sites and tours, please visit our website at
If you are interested in this role, please send through you CV and a cover letter to