Set along Eilat’s shoreline, the Underwater Observatory is one of the most popular tour attractions of the city. Here, you can explore the Red Sea’s vast coral reefs and exotic colored fish, without getting wet.
Founded in 1974, the observatory’s main attraction is the underwater round metal tank that provides a glimpse to the Red Sea’s rich aquatic life.
On land, the observatory offers more exhibits of marine wildlife. The excellent rare fish Aquarium presents over 800 species of rare fish and other spectacular marine creatures. Next to is an exhibition of sea creatures who live more then 1000 meters under sea level, a model of a pearl farm, a turtle pool, and even a petting pool. The latest addition is a 10,000 square feet ‘Shark pool’. Its main attraction is a 15 meters long glass tunnel where visitors walk under the pool and view the sharks and stingrays above and around.
The observatory also offers a ride in ‘Coral 2000’, a specially designed glass-bottomed boat that sails along the coral reef itself. Expert guides provide in-depth explanations and are happy to answer any questions.
Visiting Eilat Underwater Observatory
The observatory is about 1 mile south of Eilat’s city center. It is open every day of the week and is especially popular among families. There is an admission few, and an extra charge for the ride in the glass-bottomed boat.
A visit to Eilat’s Underwater Observatory can be combined with a tour of Eilat.
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