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Eilat Is The Southernmost City in Israel
While the majority of cities and towns in Israel are located on the Mediterranean shore or relatively close to it, Eilat is located on the tip of the Red Sea. Here’s a map of Gulf of Eilat/Gulf of Aqaba (which also borders Jordan, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia):
The Red Sea is the world’s northernmost tropical sea, and has a variety of stunning marine life and corals. As such, it is a major target for divers. My lazy self is not a diver, though, even though I like to swim, so I really appreciate the existence of underwater observatories.
Enter The Underwater Observatory, or in its full name: Coral World Underwater Observatory.
The Underwater Observatory Eilat
But first, let’s say hello to a cute little sparrow:
I think we gonna need a bigger boat:
The tower has a high vantage point (well, it’s a tower after all) but we skipped that part, and went directly underwater. Walking down the stairs, you get to see what lies beneath 6 meters of sea levels. It’s truly beautiful.
Here’s a view of Aqaba on the opposite shore:
Let’s Sum It Up
1. The Underwater Observatory tower
2. Shark pool
3. Rare fish aquariums
4. Red Sea reef
5. Turtle pool
6. Creatures from the deep
Yes, we had a very nice experience. The Underwater Observatory in Eilat is truly a must if you visit the city for the first time.
More Things to See in Eilat and Israel In General
All Inslusive Hotels in Eilat, Israel
All inclusive hotels are pretty common in Eilat, Israel. Breakfasts are huge, same with lunch and dinner, and you get snacks and drinks throughout the day. Have a look in Booking.com and find a hotel for your next visit.