May 22, 2011

Iceland Volcano

Been watching the volcano action in Iceland. So far the reports are mild. Nothing like last year's action.
REYKJAVIK, Iceland – An Icelandic volcano was flinging ash, smoke and steam miles (kilometers) into the air Sunday, dropping a thick layer of gray soot in an eruption far more forceful — but likely far less impactful — than the one that grounded planes across Europe last year.
And starting prepare for trip - really miss being underwater - plus, I really feel like I can use a vacation.

The SILFRA Rift is an absolute world class dive site due to two main reasons.

First of all you will be diving in a crack between the American and Eurasian continents.

It's the place where the continental plates meet and drift apart about 2cm per year. Secondly the visibility that you will experience will rarely be surpassed, if ever. 100m+! The reasons for this clarity are twofold: the water is cold ( 2°C - 4°C all year ) since it's the melting water from a glacier about 50km away and has traveled through the lava fields for many years before coming out at the north end of Thingvellir lake through underground wells.

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