Coral Beach Nature Reserve Snorkeling

The MOST popular snorkel dive spot in Israel.

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Southwest of Eilat in the Red Sea, the snorkeling at the Coral Beach Nature Reserve is popular for its diverse marine life. It is home to the only coral reef in Israel. While snorkeling Coral Beach, you may encounter, parrotfish, butterflyfish, grouper, stingrays, sea turtles, lion fish blacktipped reef sharks and whale sharks along with giant shells, sea fans and sea lillies. Overall, there are 650 types of fish and over 100 types of coral. The main section of the Coral Beach marine reserve is a coral reef over 1.2km long and has water visibility of up to 30m. The two most scenic dive sites along the reef are at Joshua Rock and Moses Rock. In addition, there are several underwater snorkeling trails marked by buoys.

To reach the Eliat snorkeling by air, you’ll need to fly into Eliat Hozman Airport (ETH) which is located right near the city centre and has connects to Tel Aviv. The Coral Beach snorkeling dive site is located southwest of Eilat center. Head southwest on Highway 90 along the coast to just past the Reef Hotel. The hear of the Coral Beach reserve is located across from the Eilat Field School.

Best Coral Beach Nature Reserve Snorkeling Review | Israel

Coral Beach Nature Reserve (Israel)

Best Coral Beach Nature Reserve Snorkeling Review | Israel

Coral Beach Nature Reserve (Israel)


Local Contact(s):  Coral Beach Nature Reserve 057-776-2334; Israel Dive Guides, Eilat +972526577995; Lucky Divers, Eilat +972-8-6323466; Deep Siam, Eilat 972-8-6323636

Recommended Book:  "Snorkeling Red Sea" from Eric Hanauer

Recommended Map:  "Red Sea Dive Map" from Franko Maps

Best Season:  Any

Base Camp:  Eilat Youth Hostel

Luxury Loding:  New Orchid Reef Hotel, Eilat 972-8-6364444

Breakfast Restaurant:  Aroma Cafe, Eliat

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Article Source:   Best Coral Beach Nature Reserve Snorkeling Review

GPS:  29.509098, 34.923048

Date Published:  12/26/2011

Date Updated:  7/1/2016

ID:  24317

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