Aqua dreams: creating your perfect day on the Red Sea

Family Fun Galore

Dive into an extraordinary aquatic journey at our premier Underwater Observatory, Eilat!

Explore the wonders of the Red Sea with captivating fish displays and interactive activities tailored for families. Beyond the Observation, we offer a one-of-a-kind experience where visitors of all ages can experience a world of marine marvels.

From curious children to seasoned explorers, there's something for everyone to discover. Plus, take advantage of our special offer.

Every ticket allows access for three consecutive days, allowing time to explore and enjoy all that our underwater wonderland offers.

Looking for attractions in Eilat?

Discover the underwater observatory located approximately 8 km south of Eilat city center—an unforgettable experience offering a fascinating encounter with over 800 species of animals, including fish, corals, sharks, invertebrates, seals, turtles, and more from the Gulf of the Red Sea.

At our park, there's something for every age. Delve into the valleys of the Red Sea to witness the reef in all its vibrant colors and shades alongside magnificent marine life.

But that's not all—enjoy a glass-bottom boat cruise, experience a unique 3D movie at the oceanarium, witness thrilling animal feedings, and much more.

Are you looking for a special gift? Look no further

Step into our souvenir shop, where you'll discover various gifts and souvenirs inspired by freedom and the sea. From books to original textile products and games, there's something for everyone to treasure.

In addition, explore two jewelry stores offering a selection of beautiful jewelry crafted by leading designers from Israel and abroad, with some items exclusive to the Underwater Observatory that you won't find anywhere else.

Are you feeling hungry? Head to our restaurant, serving meat and vegetarian meals suitable for the whole family. Alternatively, recharge at the cafeteria and the coffee bar on the entrance floor of the tower for a quick pick-me-up.

Tours for groups and events

We offer a full day of attractions at the Underwater Observatory, including private guided tours, group games tailored to the participants, and even a branded sign with the group's name that a diver will wave from a shark pool.

If you're interested in hosting a private or business event with us, the Underwater Observatory is the perfect location for a fully customized experience. Whether a small group of 40 or a large group of 350, we can create an unforgettable event tailored to your needs and desires.

Celebrate a birthday, graduation, anniversary, company event, or wedding. We promise you Instagrammable, unforgettable moments.

How to get here


Type "Underwater Observatory Marine
in the Waze app or Google Maps.

Catch line 15 from Eilat's Central Bus


Recommendation: During summer holidays

and peak seasons, take public transport

as parking is limited.

How to get here

Opening Hours

The Park is open seven days a week: 09:00 to 16:00



We have made great efforts to make the Park
accessible and to ensure a pleasant, friendly,
and a fun experience for all our visitors.

If you need our help, we are at your service.

Please contact Hanny Rubin,
Accessibility Coordinator


Park Activities - Feedings
The Underwater Observatory Tower
Guided Tour (Exhibit 10)
Shark World
Feeding the Sharks And Fish by a Diver (Exhibit 7)
Rare Fish Aquarium
Rare Fish Aquarium Guided Tour & Feeding
Turtle Pool
Feeding the Turtles (Exhibit 4
The Secrets of Pearls
Explanation and Opening Pearl Oysters (Exhibit 13)
Turtle Pool
Feeding the Turtles (Exhibit 4)
The Underwater Observatory Tower
Guided Tour (Exhibit 10)
Creatures From the Deep
Creatures From The Deep Guided Tour (Exhibit 12)
Shark World
Feeding the Sharks And Fish by a Diver (Exhibit 7)

Park Map

  • The Welcome Aquarium

    A great way to start !

    See a characteristic Red Sea coral reef, from all angles,from the minute you enter the park.

  • Red Sea Coral Reef Aquarium.

    Description: This is a huge circular aquarium showing a replica of the magnificent coral reef of Eilat.

    It is one of the largest replica reefs in the world and boasts a number of real corals.

    Watch the Red sea in action here!

  • The Sting-ray cave

    Description:  In the Sting-ray cave resides giant sting rays measuring 2 meters and more. Take this photo opportunity and wave to your family from inside the aquarium, just like a professional diver.

    More Information:

    Advanced booking is required, only available

    from age 8 upward.

    Diving is from age 8.


  • The Turtle Pool

    Description:  The turtle pool is a beautiful habitat for two types of Turtle species.

    In a comfortable and warm recreation of their natural living conditions, our turtle pool is a great place for you to peek in on the everyday habits of these intriguing animals.

    Take a look!


  • Snorkelling pool

    In the Snorkeling pool, there is, you guessed it, an opportunity to snorkel.

    This is also the only place you can view  coral in the Underwater Observatory from an aerial view.

  • Petting and Feeding Pool

    Description:  Get an interactive taste of marine life and join in by feeding and petting our Coyfish.

    Keep your children engaged and entertained!

    Details may be subject to change.

  • Shark World

    Description:  Featuring a huge shark pool, an interactive activity center and a transparent tunnel.

    Come face-to-fin with the predators of the Red Sea, including sharks, sting rays, manta rays, schools of fish and vibrant colonies of coral.

    Start a shark adventure!

  • Aquadome

    Description:  Join us in the Aquadome for an intense 360 ° visual experience of whales. Uncover the many secrets from their fascinating lives and immerse yourself into a sensory experience.


    Dive in today!


  • Explanation Pools

    Description:  At this spot, our instructors provide in-depth information about our aquatic residents.

    Details may be subject to change

  • Underwater Observatory Tower

    Description:  The Observatory sits on the coral reef reserve. You can enter the Observatory and view the reef from the inside by walking down the stairs, to 6 meters below sea level.

    Here you can watch hundreds of species of fish, coral and invertebrates living in the magnificent Red Sea.

    This is a totally unique experience!


  • Peace Terrace

    Look out over 4 different countries from our Peace Terrace, located at the Underwater Observatory Tower.

    See Israel, Jordan, Egypt and Saudi Arabia!


  • Creatures of the Deep

    Description: With several video panels screens, the Creatures of the Deep exhibition boasts intriguing and rare coverage of animals that live more than  1000 meters below the surface.

    This is a dark and challenging place with unique lifeforms, unreachable for the majority of people, including experienced divers.


  • Pearl Secrets.

    Description: Watch pearls being removed from their shells in this timeless and magical activity. Then if you so wish, pop into our Jewelry store and purchase something beautiful, rare and unique.

  • Rare Fish Aquarium

    Description:  The Rare Fish Aquarium has 35 aquariums and over 800 species of rare and beautiful fish, coral and spectacular marine creatures.

    Discover the colorful and unusual predators, invertebrates, corals and fish – only found in the Gulf of Eilat!

  • Education Center

    In the Education center, we hold many lectures and in-depth learning sessions. You can view our conservation projects, including the rehabilitation of coral, one of our cornerstone sustainability projects

  • Coral 2000

    Description: Coral 2000 is a submersible boat with 48 incredible underwater windows. Rather than looking down, the Coral 2000 gives you a panoramic view of the reef.

    Take this chance to meet rare fish, coral colonies and amazing sea creatures in their natural habitat

    More information: * Advanced booking is required
    The boat departs from the Coral Pier located on the bridge leading to the Observation Tower

*For pre-order and extra charge

  • Info Center
  • Restaurants
  • Kiosk
  • Jewelry Stores
  • Gift Store
  • Photo Shop
  • 01

    What is the admission fee for visiting the park?

    You can find all ticket prices, special offers, and packages here.

  • 02

    When is the ideal time to visit?

    The Underwater Observatory is open daily from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

    Our marine park is spacious and offers a variety of activities, so no matter what time you choose to come, you'll have plenty to do!

    To make the most of your visit, we recommend planning for guided tours and observing the animals during feeding times (which are posted on our website).

  • 03

    What are the feeding times for the fish and marine creatures?

    You can view the feeding times and guided tour schedules by clicking here.

  • 04

    How much time should I plan for a visit?

    We recommend planning a visit of 3 to 4 hours to fully explore all that the park has to offer, including a stop at one of our top-quality on-site restaurants.

  • 05

    Is the parl accessible by public transportation?

    Yes, you can reach the Underwater Observatory by public transport. Egged, the Israeli intercity bus service, stops at the entrance of the Underwater Observatory. The bus line number is 15.

  • 06

    Is there parking available?

    The Underwater Observatory has large on-site parking facilities.


    Please take into account that on busy days and during peak season, the car park may reach full capacity.


  • 07

    Do I need to print my tickets before I arrive if I book online?

    There is no need to print your tickets before you arrive; you can collect them at the kiosk next to the Ticket Office.

  • 08

    What credit cards are accepted for payment?

    We accept all types of credit cards.

  • 09

    Do you offer any discounts or benefits for membership clubs?

    We collaborate with a variety of membership clubs. If you are a member of a specific club, please contact them directly to inquire about discounts and benefits for The Underwater Observatory.

  • 10

    From what age are children required to pay?

    Children who are under 3 years old get in for free.

  • 11

    Do you provide storage facilities for personal belongings?


    To ensure your comfort while exploring the park, we offer locker rentals for just 5 NIS.

    The locker size is approximately equivalent to that of a small suitcase.

  • 12

    Are visitors allowed to take photographs of the displays and exhibitions?

    Yes! However, to ensure the well-being of our marine creatures, please refrain from using flash photography.

    Feel free to capture and share your experience by uploading photos on various social networks.

    Don't forget to tag us!

  • 13

    Is my ticket valid for multiple entries?

    Yes! Your ticket is valid for three consecutive days from the date of your first entry.

    Please note:
    To extend your ticket for another two days, visit the photo booth opposite the entrance.

    Get your photo taken and bring the photo with you when you want to return.

  • 14

    Are wheelchairs available at the park?


    Please approach the security guard at the entrance, and they will assist you.

    For your convenience, we recommend contacting us in advance at 08-6364209 to reserve a wheelchair for your visit.

  • 15

    Do you have a designated area for nursing babies?

    An intimate and comfortable nursing area is available in the souvenir shop.

  • 16

    Do you have First Aid equipment and medical staff on site?

    First aid equipment is available at the main office.

    Additionally, medics are always on-site and ready to assist if necessary.

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