Diving is popular in the Faroe Islands. The beautiful, varied, and unspoiled seabed found in the crystal clear water surrounding the 18 islands is simply very special. The excellent diving sites provide a great platform for exploring kelp forests, botanic seaweed gardens, fantastic drop-offs, and grottos with exciting animal life.

The temperature of the water around the Faroes varies from four to 10 degrees Celsius, depending on the season. Visibility is best in the winter months when the water temperature is low. This is also the best time to take pictures while diving in the Faroe Islands. In the winter, visibility is about 30 metres, and the average temperature is 6 degrees. In the summer, plankton blooms sometimes degrade visibility, limiting opportunities for taking macro photos. Flash photography is not ideal during the summer as the particles flare up. However, visibility generally varies greatly; even during the summer, it can reach 15-20 metres.


It is of great importance that you never dive alone. Make sure you are always diving with someone else. We recommend that a qualified divemaster or instructor with local knowledge supervises every dive, as currents can be intense. There are diving courses for beginners available around the islands. Certified divers can hire equipment.

Bring a torch for every dive so you can explore cracks, look under rocks, and fully appreciate the splendid colours and nuances of the flora and fauna. Who knows, you might even end up diving with seals!

It is essential to be aware of and follow the safety rules regarding diving in the Faroe Islands. Make sure you are well informed beforehand.