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Diving and snorkeling at Silfra Iceland on the fault line where the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates meet. The water is some of the clearest on this planet - it comes from the Lángjökull glacier and takes between 30 and 100 years to filter through lava rock into the lake at Thingvellir National Park leaving it crystal clear.

Diving and snorkeling at Silfra Iceland on the fault line where the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates meet. The water is some of the clearest on this planet - it comes from the Lángjökull glacier and takes between 30 and 100 years to filter through lava rock into the lake at Thingvellir National Park leaving it crystal clear.

The gap between Europe and the United States is widening - by one inch a year. These spectacular underwater photographs show the vast gap between the two tectonic plates, as seen by a British scuba diver. Alex Mustard, 36, dived 80 feet into the crevice between North America and Eurasia to reveal the stunning landscape.The area - near Iceland - is riddled with faults, valleys, volcanoes and hot springs, caused by the plates pulling apart at about 1 inch per year.

Drifting apart: Amazing underwater photos that show the growing gap between two tectonic plates

The gap between Europe and the United States is widening - by one inch a year. These spectacular underwater photographs show the vast gap between the two tectonic plates, as seen by a British scuba diver. Alex Mustard, 36, dived 80 feet into the crevice between North America and Eurasia to reveal the stunning landscape.The area - near Iceland - is riddled with faults, valleys, volcanoes and hot springs, caused by the plates pulling apart at about 1 inch per year.

SCUBA DIVING SILFRA, ICELAND (Epic Journey #7)

SCUBA DIVING SILFRA, ICELAND (Epic Journey #7)

Silfrá, Ísland: diving between the American and Eurasian plates/continental divide. Awesome!!!

Silfrá, Ísland: diving between the American and Eurasian plates/continental divide. Awesome!!!

Photo of the Day! The @waterlust crew joined @dive.is to explore the continental divide in #PingvellirNationalPark in #Iceland, where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates create a fissure. It is some of the clearest water on Earth. Click for a short film on the #dive!

Photo of the Day! The @waterlust crew joined @dive.is to explore the continental divide in #PingvellirNationalPark in #Iceland, where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates create a fissure. It is some of the clearest water on Earth. Click for a short film on the #dive!

Submerged 49ft deep, a diver explores the pristine waters of the Silfra canyon in southern Iceland. The canyon is a crack between the North American and Eurasian continents and every year these two continental plates drift 2cm further apart

The breathtaking photos of a diver swimming between two continents

Submerged 49ft deep, a diver explores the pristine waters of the Silfra canyon in southern Iceland. The canyon is a crack between the North American and Eurasian continents and every year these two continental plates drift 2cm further apart

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