Petra and SCUBA Diving in Eilat

Old Feb 26, 18, 8:09 pm
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Petra and SCUBA Diving in Eilat

I am headed to Israel in a couple of weeks and am interested in taking a trip to Petra and SCUBA diving in Eilat. The days available for these activities are Wednesday through Sunday.

Does anyone have any suggestions for a tour company for Petra? How about a SCUBA shop? Is there much else to see and do in Eilat?

I remember reading a trip report some time ago here on FT and someone had a really cool tour to Petra but I can't find it back...I think it was prior to 2016, but I can't remember.

Is it impossible to do things on Saturday? It is my first time in Israel.
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Old Feb 27, 18, 12:37 am
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In Eilat, Saturday is mostly a business-as-usual day, while some shops and restaurants will be closed, all diving clubs will be working full time, in my opinion there is not much to do in Eilat except for diving or just going to the beach.
I would recommend also diving in Aqaba and/or Taba, the coral reef is better preserved there because there are generally less divers.
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Old Feb 27, 18, 2:39 am
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The tour company that gets a lot of recommendations is "Desert Eco":
https://www.desertecotours.com/Engli.../1-2-day-tours
Most places in Eilat are open on Saturday. Check websites for Saturday hours.
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