Coral Beach Nature Reserve Snorkeling
The MOST popular snorkel dive spot in Israel.
Friday 1 July 2016 06:45 GMT
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.