A perfect day at the Red Sea

Get ready for the experience of a lifetime

Join us on an amazing journey of discovery at the heart of the Red Sea coral reef, a place full of spectacular fish, coral and marine creatures.

The Underwater Observatory, is without a doubt, one of the world's most fascinating sites, where you can have the deepest available experience of the Red Sea.

The Park offers many chances to watch feeding of sea creatures, enjoy rich tutorials and experience the breathtaking underwater world.   We are proud to have the famous Observatory Tower, the only one of its kind in the world, which allows you to observe marine life in its natural habitat, without getting wet.

Entrance ticket is valid for 3 consecutive days.

Free admission for children under 3 years of age.

Recommendations for a Perfect Visit

  • Take a park map at the entrance and make sure you note down the animal feeding hours.
  • Join the Park's  ''Challenge of the Deep" family activity and put yourself in line for a prize. This action-packed activity is filled with quizzes and fun.


? Questions

The Park's dedicated team are available to answer anything, well, about marine life in the Red Sea, so please find a guide and get some answers.

How to get here


 For arrival by car, type :

"Underwater Observatory Marine Park" in the Waze App or Google Maps.


For arrival by public transport:

Line 15 from Eilat's Central Bus Station


During summer, holidays and peak seasons, take public transport as parking is limited.


How to get here

Opening Hours

The park is open 7 days a week, between 9:00-16:00



We have made great efforts to make the Park accessible and to ensure a pleasant, friendly and 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

    How much does it cost to go to the Underwater Observatory?

    All the Underwater Observatory's ticket prices, special offers and packages are found here.

  • 02

    What is the best time to visit the Underwater Observatory?

    The Underwater Observatory is open daily from 9:00am to 16:00pm.


    Our marine park is spacious and offers a variety of activities, so whatever time you choose to come, you'll have plenty to do!


    To maximize your visit we recommend that you plan for both tours led by our guides and to be watch the animals at feeding times (posted here on the website).

  • 03

    What time do they feed the fish and marine creatures?

    Feeding times and guided tour schedules can be viewed here.

  • 04

    How long is a visit to the Underwater Observatory?

    The Underwater Observatory has lots to see and explore and we recommend that you plan a 3 - 4 hour visit, including a stop at one of our top quality on-site restaurants.

  • 05

    Can I get to the Underwater Observatory by public transport?

    Egged, the Israeli intercity bus service stop sat 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 in peak season the car park is full.


    That's why we recommend taking public transport - Egged's bus line 15, which stops at the entrance to the Underwater Observatory.

  • 07

    Do I need to print my tickets before I get to the Underwater Observatory, 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 do you take?

    The Underwater Observatory accepts all types of credit cards.

  • 09

    Does the Underwater Observatory take Loyalty Clubs?

    The Underwater Observatory collaborates with a host of Loyalty Clubs.


    If you are a member of a Loyalty Club, please check with the club directly to find out if they collaborate with us.

  • 10

    From what age do I have to pay for children?

    Children under the age of 3 enjoy free entrance to the Underwater Observatory.

  • 11

    Does the Underwater Observatory have a place to store personal items?

    Of course!


    For you to comfortably explore the Underwater Observatory you can rent a locker for your bags and belongings for just 5 NIS.


    The size of the locker is approximately the size of a small suitcase.

  • 12

    Am I allowed to photograph the displays and exhibitions?

    Yes! For the wellbeing of our marine creatures, please ensure to take photos without using a flash!


    Feel free to upload photos of your visit on the various social networks - don't forget to tag us!

  • 13

    Can I use my ticket more than once?

    Yes! The ticket you purchase is valid for 3 consecutive days from the date of your first entry.


    Please note :

    To extend your ticket for an additional two days, contact the photo booth located opposite the Underwater Observatory's entrance, get your photo taken and bring the photo with you when you want to return.

  • 14

    Are wheelchairs available?



    Please contact the security guard at the Underwater Observatory entrance and he will provide you with a wheelchair.


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

  • 15

    Does the Underwater Observatory have an area I can nurse my baby?

    Of course!


    The Underwater Observatory accomodates for nursing mothers and provides a particularly intimate and comfortable nursing area in the souvenir shop.

  • 16

    Is the Underwater Observatory equipped with First Aid equipment and medical staff?

    First aid equipment is available at the Underwater Observatory's main office.


    Medics are always on-site and will assist if necessary.

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