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The Red Sea Diving Festival 4-6 / 11/2021 will be held in Eilat and is a free event open to the general public dedicated entirely to divers and lovers of the sea and the environment. The festival will be held mostly in the area of Coral Beach, which is located in the southern coastal strip of Eilat, near the Coral Reserve and the Isrotel Red Sea Hotel, on Aqua Beach.

During the mornings of Thursdays and Fridays 4,5 / 11/2021 an underwater photo exhibition will be set up on the seabed at a shallow depth which is accessible to both beginner divers, as well as snorkelers and swimmers. This is the only underwater photography exhibition of its kind in the world that is made possible thanks to the calm sea conditions and the clear waters of the Gulf of Eilat. Every day there will be a meeting with one of the photographers who present the photos in the exhibition followed by a guided snorkel to the underwater exhibition.

The photo exhibition includes a collection of photos of the leaders of the underwater photography industry in Israel and includes photos from around the world and the Gulf of Eilat that will be displayed in a yellow frame that will create a kind of imaginary window to another place where you can meet marvelous sea creatures such as dolphins, sharks, whales and more. In addition, some of the photos are a collection of fashion photos taken under the sea surface by fashion photographer Johannes Pletten, with which the photographers Boaz Samurai, Danny Weinberg and Noam Kortler present. During the festival, the photos will be offered for auction on the festival's website, with all proceeds going to charities for the protection of the marine environment.

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On the beach next to the exhibition between the Aqua Sport diving club and from the beach restaurant Barbitz , the festival's production team desk will be set up where you can meet them and collect the festival bracelet and receive a poster of one of the pictures on display, and a shirt at the Red Sea diving festival. For the audience that will take place in the festival complex, which includes: guided snorkeling, free diving, musical headphone tour, tours of the pillow area, fashion photography diving, information stands of the WESEA association and Eilat Bay Guard youth. Accurate information can be found on the festival schedule page, registration for the activities themselves is by physically arriving at the festival counter for registration on the spot as some of the activities are limited to a few people and others are open to the general public.  Prizes will be raffled among all the entrants, with the grand prize being a diving safari in the Palau Islands, a gift from the Wildlife Company and the Fish & Fins Pala company.

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On Thursday evening: 4/11/2021, an evening of 'Divers on the Grass' will be held on the lawns of the Isrotel Red Sea Hotel, which includes the photo exhibition, this time out of the water, a panel of experts from various fields in the diving world, and a performance by Yakir Sasson - lead singer. . Entry is conditional on the presentation of the participant's bracelet and a green sign in accordance with the authorities' instructions. Admission will be possible from 17:00 and is conditional on a number of people - all pre-winners. All the contents of the evening appear on the schedule on the festival website.

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On the evening of Friday: 5/11/2021, an evening of 'Divers on the Beach' will be held at Aqua Sport Beach and will begin with a toast in memory of Nir Avni - the pioneers of the diving industry in Israel who recently passed away and will continue with 'Happy Hour' divers at Aqua Sport Beach. The evening will continue with the announcement ceremony of the winners of the festival's underwater photography competition, followed by a meeting with creator Yonatan Nir who will screen his film - 'Life Picture' and tell about the film's long creative process that accompanies nature photographer Amos Nahum on his life photography mission.

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Saturday: 6/11/21 to be held at Kisuski Beach is dedicated to nature conservation and includes organized activities to clean the environment, information stations, scuba diving and various activities for the family and children. In addition, on this day there will be a market for the sale of second-hand equipment among the divers themselves, where each diver is invited to bring used unused diving equipment and sell it to another person if it suits him as an action that reduces use and consumption and makes us greener divers. Kisoski Beach Restaurant will offer a menu of Israeli food in the style of Shabbat, music and barbecue. You can park in the parking lot in front of the sea which is next to the beach.

In the afternoon, at the end of the cleaning operations, the diving festival will end.

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Familiar and guided dives can be coordinated with the diving clubs: Aqua Sport, Deep Siam, Mint, Palmida and the Diving Village on request and for a fee, with special conditions and discounts for festival guests. A variety of accommodation options can be found on the accommodation page of the festival website.

For questions and inquiries you can contact us through the website and our representative will get back to you with information about the various activities.

See you on the beach!

The diving festival staff

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