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Looking at the pictures, we might get the impression that they come from diving in some extremely picturesque canyon. The truth is, however, that it is nothing but the edge of two tectonic plates! British diver Alex Mustard, 36l., made a 25m dive between two tectonic plates near Iceland to take these incredible photos. The
Published: May 22, 2011 - 10:32
Updated: February 9, 2023 - 10:21

Looking at the pictures, we might get the impression that they come from diving in some extremely picturesque canyon. The truth is, however, that it is nothing but the edge of two tectonic plates!

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British diver Alex Mustard, 36l., made a 25m dive between two tectonic plates near Iceland to take these incredible photos.

The surrounding landscape is full of valleys, canyons, volcanoes and hot springs, created by diverging tectonic plates.

Mustard took these amazing photos while his friends swam through the Silfra, Nes and Nikulasargja canyons, reaching depths of 60m.

Several images were also taken at the Strytur Arnarnes chimney, which creates amazing plumes as 80°C water is shot out of the depths of the Earth and into the 4°C sea.

The cinematographer himself said: “The photos show diving in the unique and amazing conditions found in Iceland’s waters, where the landscape, like on the surface, is volcanic in nature. Many people visit Iceland to enjoy its beauty, including underwater. For me, as a diver, being able to be in such an amazing place is a really special feeling. I have dived in most places in the world, but here the water is the cleanest. Because of the clarity of the water and the vertical walls, many people get dizzy here.

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Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk

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