The perpetually warm waters of the Red Sea makes Eilat, Israel most popular resort town, an optimal location for engaging in many different types of water sports. Underwater sports available in the city include swimming with the dolphins, scuba diving, snuba diving, and snorkeling.
A variety of water sports can be engaged in on the water’s surface as well, such as jet skiing, banana boating, kayaking, pedal-boating, water skiing, windsurfing and more. The low-tech swimming option is also very pleasant in the Red Sea’s warm waters.
The Dolphin Reef is located on the shores of one of the most beautiful and secluded beaches in Eilat, and is home to a group of bottlenose dolphins which can be watched by visitors from the floating piers and observation points at the site.
The facility also offers more interactive experiences in the form of guided swimming and diving with the dolphins, which should be reserved in advance.
The Dolphin Reef can also accommodate visitors with disabilities who wish to enjoy water sports as snorkeling or diving with the dolphins, and the facility itself is fully wheelchair accessible.
Guided 2-hour relaxation technique sessions are also available at the Dolphin Reef, in their relaxation pools filled with sea and rain waters.
If you are comfortable under water, you can also head out for more intensive water sport as snorkeling and scuba diving, so as to see the full variety of marine creatures and coral reefs that fill the Red Sea.
There are many businesses in Eilat that rent the appropriate equipment for these activities, as well as instruct amateurs on how to engage in a variety of water sports. The most well established of these businesses are Aqua-Sport and Red Sea Sport Club’s Manta Dive Center.
The Snuba Diving Center offers snuba diving, which is suitable water sport for young children aged 8 and up as well as adults without prior diving experience, is a good way for amateur divers to enjoy the Red Sea’s underwater world.
Snuba diving is done while attached to an oxygen tank that floats above water, and with the accompaniment of a skilled diving instructor. Due to Eilat’s wonderful weather, snorkeling, scuba diving and snuba diving can be done year round.