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Sharm El Sheikh
South Sinai, Egypt
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Desert Clean-Up

Desert Clean-UpOn 17 April our instructors Cath and Julz, plus guests Chloe Hughes, Nick Pinnock and Spiderman joined a desert clean-up organized by local group Clean Sharm. They joined almost 150 residents, guests and staff from local hotels and dive centres who had volunteered for the event. The clean-up took place in the desert behind the Rowayset district of Sharm El Sheikh. Collecting rubbish is important in this area, since it lies between the mountains and the sandy plain leading to Naama Bay, so rubbish is easily blown into the sea by desert winds. Well done to everyone who particpated. Thanks to Chloe for this picture.

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18.04.10

Giant Mantas in Sharm El Sheikh

Giant Mantas in Sharm El SheikhSince early April our luckiest divers have reported seeing Giant Manta Rays (Manta birostris) several times per week along the coast of Sharm El Sheikh. Giant Manta Rays are distinguished from Reef Mantas by a lump behind their tail fin, and the location of their belly markings. The Giant Mantas have been spotted mainly in the Gardens, but also in Ras Mohammed National Park. In nearly all cases, our divers have seen them either at, or very close to, the surface. They seem to be feeding on the many (non-stinging) jellyfish which appear every Spring. Cath, who witnessed three Giant Mantas feeding on jellyfish at Fiddle Garden, likened this activity to ‘scooping up Jelly Baby sweets’! Thanks to Chloe Hughes for this picture. For more info about Mantas see the Marine Megafauna website.

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17.04.10

Three awards for our achievements in 2009

Three awards for our achievements in 2009During March we received no fewer than three awards recognizing our achievements in 2009. Terry Johnson, area manager for PADI International, awarded us for outstanding achievements in diver training. Receiving the award, Miki, manager at Camel in Naama Bay, attributed our success to the hard work and friendliness of our entire dive team. We were also the only dive centre in Egypt to be recognized in 2009 by a Project AWARE Environmental Achievement Award. Finally, we won third place in UK magazine Diver’s ‘Best dive centre of the year’ award. We are honored to receive these accolades, which will encourage our further efforts in 2010.

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02.04.10

London International Dive Show 2010

London International Dive Show 2010We had a fantastic time at the London International Dive Show which took place on 27-28 March. We thoroughly enjoyed catching up with the Camel forum regulars, and of course meeting up with diving guests past and future. One of the weekend’s highlights was the presentations by Dr Andrea ‘Queen of Mantas’ Marshall, who we hope to host at Camel for a manta research project this summer. The next dive show will take place at NEC, Birmingham on 30-31 October. Add the date to your diaries now!

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31.03.10

Camel team attends Scubapro and PADI workshop

Camel team attends Scubapro and PADI workshopMore than 100 scuba professionals from all over Egypt attended a workshop organized by PADI International and leading equipment manufacturer Scubapro, on 1-3 March at Coral Bay Resort. Camel instructors Anna Psaryova, Beth Saunders, Ruud Bongers, Pit Kuiper and Omar Shabaan participated in the event. Terry Johnson of PADI International conducted seminars on equipment and nitrox, including discussions on technical diving. Scubapro technical director Gilbert de Coriolis introduced new equipment items for 2010, which all participants were given a chance to test during a shore dive.

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05.03.10

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Camel Dive Club & Hotel
Centre of Na'ama Bay
Sharm El Sheikh
South Sinai, Egypt
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