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.
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.
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!
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