Red Sea Diving
Eilat is the world's original 'underwater classroom' and its gentle currents and calm waters make it an ideal place to learn to dive. Out of the water, Eilat is a lively, cosmopolitan resort with a range of restaurants, bars, cafes and designer shops.
Dive Centres in Eilat
Essential Diving Info
Location: Israel's southern most city on the northern tip of the Red Sea.
Transfer time: Approximately 45 mins from Ovda airport
Medical: Nearest recompression chamber / medical facilities are at Eilat hospital, 5km from the dive centres.
Diving in Eilat
- Eilat boasts warm waters, clear visibility and a wealth of marine species.
- Diving is conducted from the shore or by boat, with sites ranging from shallow coral gardens to drift and wall dives.
- Wreck and night dives are available to enhance your diving experience.
Under the directions of a guide, divers can interact with the family of Dolphins that inhabit the area. The best time to visit the complex is early in the day, before many divers have been on site, this is when the Dolphins are at their most inquisitive and visibility is at its best.
Shore dive in only 7 metres of water, with an approximate 400 metres underwater swim from the beach area, but lots to see getting there. The fish life is absolutely prolific here, a veritable paradise for underwater photographers.
Japanese Gardens (Boat Dive)
The depth here can vary from 12 - 47 metres. This reef and all areas nearby, fall under the authority of the Israeli Nature Reserve and there is usually a limit to the number of divers allowed to dive the site each day. However, if you have the opportunity, take it because the coral formations are absolutely stunning with fish life in abundance.
Dolphins, Squid, Octopus, Parrotfish, Barracuda, Glassfish, Stonefish, Crocodile fish, Rays and Moray Eels.
Eilat is a well-established, European style resort with a variety of international restaurants, bars, cafes and nightclubs. Take advantage of Eilat's VAT-free status at the city's shopping malls and designer boutiques, or safari into the desert by camel or jeep.
Activities for non-divers
Eilat is a prime location for several types of water activities, including swimming or snorkelling with dolphins, jet-skiing and an underwater safari, to name just a few. If water sports aren't you're idea of fun, than there is plenty to do on land. Visit the holy city of Jerusalem, the hustle and bustle of the Egyptian city of Cairo, the rich minerals of the Dead Sea or step into Jordan's stunning cities of Petra and Massada.
Map of Eilat Dive Sites