NEW YORK – Like to touch two continents in same time, while enjoying a dive undersea?
Yes this Silfra fissure is a deep, watery crack that separates the North American and Eurasian continents. It’s the place where two massive tectonic plates once met and now slowly drift apart, causing earthquakes about once per decade.
For many, Silfra is the dive of a lifetime. Not only can you touch two separate continents during your dive, but the water is remarkably blue and astoundingly pure– visibility typically extends over 300 feet in most parts of the fissure, making it home to some of the clearest water in the world.
Armed with a camera, underwater photographer Alex Mustard took a dive at Silfra and three other canyons, determined to document the place where “the earth is ripping apart.”