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Years back before the first all glass underwater restaurant named Ithaa established in Maldives, people already think about underwater / undersea structure for a restaurant establishment. The ‘Red Sea Star’ restaurant located in Eliat Israel was built in 1998. The interior encorporates really nice underwater detail design elements created by ayala serfaty from Aqua Creation.

The Red Sea Star enables you to “sense the sea” through a “dry diving experience” and to discover the magnificent and exciting underwater world of the Red Sea. A breathtaking view of hundreds of various tropical sea creatures in the colorful coral garden is seen through 62 panoramic amorphous windows surrounding the observatory, located five meters below the sea level.

The Red Sea Star is probably the only night-observatory in the world. Our guests enjoy the rare sight of the aquatic kingdom at night, when the underwater garden is softly lit, without disturbing the natural inhabitants.

The Red Sea Star is a “green” project. Our marine life experts and skilled divers have been working for years to save, reconstruct, preserve and nurture the coral reef surrounding the project.

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This gorgeous underwater shot is the Red Sea Star Restaurant. It looks out in to the coral reef in the tropical resort city of Eilat, Israel. The reef-restaurant combination was actually established by the restaurant management. To get the reef started, they built an iron meshwork and translated many species of broken coral colonies to it. What an awesome place to go and have dinner when you just happen to be traveling through Isreal for the week.

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Underwater dining experience at Hiton Maldives

Posted by editor On June - 24 - 2008

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[Credit: Hilton Maldives Resort & Spa]

How do you like to dine with fishes all around you? It sounds good to me! You can do it at the world’s first all-glass undersea restaurant in Hilton Maldives.

The Hilton Maldives Resort & Spa has recently opened the Ithaa Undersea restaurant, which is indeed underwater. A blogger at Table of Malcontents seemed rather disgusted at the prospect of dining in an establishment where there were fish swimming around everywhere, but personally I think it’d be pretty cool. The cuisine is described as “Maldivian-Western fusion,” which sounds good to me as long as there’s some tasty calamari on the menu.


The Ithaa Restaurant sits 15 feet below the Indian Ocean, surrounded by the beautiful coral reef. It is encased in clear acrylic, offering diners 270 degrees of panoramic underwater views. The restaurant is reached by a wooden walkway from the nearby over-water Sunset Grill Restaurant, and seats just 14 people for an exclusive dining experience.


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