Camel Dive Club & Hotel
Centre of Na'ama Bay
Sharm El Sheikh
South Sinai, Egypt
Telephone: +20-69-3600700
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Camel Eco Tribe

Protect. Respect. Red Sea

Support our team’s efforts to conserve our small corner of the Red Sea. Our staff has daily contact with divers and snorkellers who visit us from all over the world, as well as with residents of Sharm El Sheikh. This makes us uniquely placed to inform, educate and practice reef conservation and environmental awareness. We are involved in several long term projects, listed below. Check our news blog and Facebook page for our latest updates.


Supporting Project AWARE

We are a patron of Project AWARE (Aquatic World Awareness Responsibility and Education). We make regular donations to support the work of Project AWARE, and encourage our student divers to purchase a special edition Project AWARE certification card like the one pictured here.


During 2011 we’ve supported other Project AWARE activities:

Monitoring Endangered Species

Data collected by our instructors helps organisations with which we work, to preserve marine life more effectively. This is what is becoming widely known as ‘citizen science’. Our partners include:

Educating and informing

Each year we host visiting marine biologists. They join our dive boats to answer questions and provide more information to divers and snorkelers about marine life and habitats. Our Eco Tribe team organises regular presentations by pioneers of diving and conservation, at our Tuesday Divers Nights in Camel Bar. Guest speakers have included award winnng underwater photographers Maria Munn and Dr Alex Mustard, wreck expert Peter Collings, The Shark Project’s Andreas Bode and of course, Dr Andrea Marshall. For more than 10 years we have worked closely with major international tour operators to brief their local representatives about reef conservation, so they may properly inform their visitors to Sharm El Sheikh. We ensure that every year thousands of holidaymakers are informed about the importance of not touching coral or feeding fish, for example. We maintain an active role in educating local schoolchildren in Sharm. For World Ocean Day 2011, we held colouring competition at Sharm El Sheikh schools, and exhibited all entries in the diving center. Three of the entries were very topical, sporting the colours of the Egyptian flag, peace signs and ‘we love Egypt’ in Arabic!

Reducing the impact of our hotel and diving operations

We are working towards making Camel Hotel and our diving operations more environmentally friendly. Examples of work we have completed in this area include:

There is always room for improvement but we have already received some awards for our efforts so far: PADI Green Star Award, Project AWARE Environmental Achievement Award, Project AWARE Certificate of Recognition, Clean Sharm Award and Virgin Holiday Responsible Tourism Award.

Camel Dive Club in the media

We were trundling along on a pleasant dive on one of the reefs near Sharm El Sheikh in the Red Sea when the manta glided up from the depths. At…

Chalk-white hotels, bustling restaurants and lively nightclubs: from the promenade at Naama Bay, it’s almost hard to imagine this was once a desolate stretch of coastal desert. We’re not talking…

Tot veertig jaar geleden was Sharm el Sheikh slechts een klein vissersdorpje. Moeilijk voor te stellen als je de bruisende badplaats van tegenwoordig ziet. Maar het is niet voor niets…

Camel Dive Club & Hotel
Centre of Na'ama Bay
Sharm El Sheikh
South Sinai, Egypt
Telephone: +20-69-3600700
Email:
Skype with Camel

Download our vCard