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Video: This diver is swimming between two continents

At Thingvellir National Park in Iceland, Silfra Fissure is a division between Eurasian and North American continental plates.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: December 18, 2015 5:22 pm
Diving in Silfra (Source: Webwire) Diving in Silfra (Source: Webwire)

In a stunning video that has surfaced on the internet, a diver is swimming between Europe and North American continental plates. This place, called Silfra Fissure, is located at Thingvellir National Park in Iceland and is a result of a drift between the two plates which increases by 2cm each year.

The water is crystal clear with 100 meters visibility and usually remains between 2’C- 4’C. Silfra is one of the most pristine water bodies in the world.

The video uploaded by Facebook user Hashem Al- Ghaili on December 13 has gone viral and has been shared over 500,000 times.

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That’s where Silfra is: App users click here for the map