PHOTOS: Divers Discover an Abandoned Underwater Nightclub… and Go Inside

The best clubs are those that provide an exciting place to escape from reality. And there’s no greater escape than what you’ll find in the photos of this abandoned underwater nightclub in Israel’s southernmost city of Eilat.

Nightclubs can be judged in terms of its dancers, drink deals, music, service, the exciting vibe, the size, and the mood of the people going there. Owners will try absolutely everything to get you to step through the front door (preferably with a wallet full of cash). Some even provide special appearances by celebrities and personalities in an effort to bring home the bacon. Other establishments, however, entice patrons with a unique atmosphere.

Which brings us to this abandoned underwater nightclub in Eilat, Israel which is a major tourist destination. It’s located underwater, and its photos, history, and current state will get your imagination going.

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The story came to light thanks to Gil Koplovitz, a marine biologist, who was working in the area one day. He told Huffington Post in an email that he found the location while on his dive, swam up to the windows to see what he found, and then took photos of his surprising discovery.

But this wasn’t just an ordinary nightclub. If you look to the left of the image above you’ll see a strip pole… for dancers… of the adult variety.

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Another, clearer shot of the pole and dance stage. You’ll notice the mirrors in the background showing Koplovitz taking the photo. 

Some tables can still be seen stacked in the background of this shot. (This detail will be important later in the story.) In this case, you can see another swimmer out the window — this time without a camera — so it’s clear that Koplovitz wasn’t alone.

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But what was this place, and what is it today? Clearly that question garnered everyone’s interest, which is why Huffington Post reached out to Koplovitz to learn more. 

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Koplovitz explained that this club was the now-deserted Nymphas Show Bar.

“The entrance is above water,” Koplovitz explained to Huffington Post. “People just crossed a 230-foot bridge and went down a flight of stairs. No need to get wet.”

So, what’s the history behind this place? And can you see the abandoned club today? (The answer to the second question is YES! And the images/info/video we found was more exciting than we could have imagined.)