Israel is a country in Southwest Asia located on the southeastern edge of the Mediterranean Sea. It borders Lebanon in the north, Syria and Jordan in the east, and Egypt on the southwest, and contains geographically diverse features within its relatively small area.
The West Bank and Gaza Strip, which are partially administrated by the Palestinian National Authority, are also adjacent. With a population of about 7.2 million, the majority of whom are Jews, it is also home to Arab Muslims, Christians and Druze, as well as other religious and ethnic minority groups. Jerusalem is the nation's capital, seat of government, and largest city.
The Dead Sea is the lowest point on earth, 412 meters below sea level and becomes 1 meter lower each year.
Most of the diving takes place from the Red Sea resort of Eilat, although there is a certain amount of diving on the Mediterranean coast.
- Coral Beach Nature Preserve in the bay of Eilat
- The Japanese Gardens in Eilat
- Satil wreck
- Ahi Kidon Missile Boat (Haifa)
- The main location for diving is Eilat
- Hyperbaric Chamber is located in Eilat
- Temperatures exceed 40C during the summer period
|Language:||Hebrew, Arabic but English is widely spoken|
|Climate:||Temperate. Dry & hot in southern & eastern desert|
|Natural hazards:||Sandstorms & droughts|
|Diving season:||12 months|
|Water temperature:||Jan to March - 21C/70F|
|June to October - 25C/77F|