A favourite trick of Magmadive is to place an egg at the top of Strýtan’s hydrothermal cone when descending into the water. The hot water flowing out of the vent will cook a lovely hard-boiled egg, just in time for collection at the end of the dive – a delicious post-dive snack!
The area itself is home to a great deal of marine life including large schools of pollock, lumpsuckers, wolffish, cod and a wide range of nudibranchs and other macro life. To get to the dive site, a 10-minute boat ride from the shore is required. When entering the water, a short descent will take you to the top of the cone. Further down, thermoclines and haloclines can be felt as the hot fresh water mixes with the surrounding cold salt water of the ocean. This dive site has been carefully studied by scientists, as it is thought that the mixing of hot fresh water and cold salt water may have been the starting point of life on Earth.