Israel, officially the State of Israel, is a country in Western Asia, situated on the southeastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea. It borders with 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. Israel also has a plethora of museums, interpretive centers and reserves. Israel’s main international airport is Ben-Gurion International Airport (TLV) in Tel Aviv. A second international airport, used mostly by charter flights, is located at Ovda (VDA) and serves the south of the country, predominantly, Eilat. Scuba diving in Israel should not be missed because of its variety of coral and marine life. We can recommend fantastic diving in Israel. Some popular diving destinations include Eilat, Tel Aviv, Nahariya and Haifa. The best dive sites are Satil Wreck, Yatush Wreck, Eel Garden, The Caves, Coral Beach Reserve, Gordon Caves, Bird Head Canyon, The Amazing Sea Wolf, Dolphin Reef as well as many others. While on the dive tourists can spot turtles, rays, clown fish, butterfly fish, parrot fish, lion fish, scorpion fish, frog fish, groupers, sea snakes, barracuda, trigger fish, moray eels, octopus, dolphin and the occasional whale shark, especially in the summer. The underwater landscape features a wide variety of corals including reef-building corals like stony, brain, table and branching corals, as well as many kinds of soft corals, sea fans, gorgonians, fire corals, anemones and sponges. The depth of dive sites varies from shallow, which is suitable for novices, to deep, more than 40m/130ft, great for advanced divers.