A visit to the Dead Sea, a unique natural wonder that lies at the lowest point on earth, promises the visitor an unforgettable experience. Now, thanks to two enterprising ventures, it is possible to experience the saltiest body of water in the world from a totally different perspective – diving underwater or flying above the lowest point on earth.
SunAir offers three different guided Flightseeing tour, flying from the airfield near Masada over sites of historic, geographic and geological interest: a 20 minute flight over Masada, the Ein Gedi oasis and kibbutz and the Dead Sea coastline; a 50 minute flight that includes the above, together with Mount Sodom, the Small Crater and the agricultural fields at Ne'ot HaKikar and Kikar Sodom; and a 75 minute flight along the Dead Sea coast and over the city of Jerusalem.
The more adventurous can try skydiving at the lowest place on earth, including tandem jumps with qualified instructors, for a spectacular three kilometer freefall and views across the Judean Desert, the Dead Sea, Jordan Valley, Moab Mountains and beyond. An oriental tent at the airfield can accommodate over 100 people for events and overnight accommodation.
Diving in the Dead Sea is offers experienced divers a unique scuba diving experience, unparalleled in the world, with magnificent salt crystal consolidations sparkling in the light.
The diving season is year-round, with the 2 day diving event normally taking place every Wednesday and Thursday (special dates can be arranged for groups of 4 divers and more). Because of the unique, difficult and uncompromising environment, divers must have recognized qualifications and minimum 50 logged dives, including 2 within the last 6 months. Good physical condition is mandatory, as divers must carry about 65 kg of weights in order to combat the high salinity of the water. The 2 day event includes accommodation, training, lectures, dry diving and a Dead Sea diving certificate.
The Dead Sea is one of the finalists in the New7Wonders of Nature online global competition. Voting for the Dead Sea as one of the New7Wonders of Nature takes place at www.n7w.com or at the Tourism Ministry’s website: www.goisrael.com
SunAir flightseeing: email - firstname.lastname@example.org tel: 00 972 54 581888.
Dead Sea Divers: www.deadseadivers.com tel: 00 972 52 5595229