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Blog – August 2012

Camel hosts the first underwater wheelchair artist in the Red Sea

Camel hosts the first underwater wheelchair artist in the Red SeaCamel is extremely proud to present the making of 'Creating the Spectacle!', a ground-breaking underwater video by artist Sue Austin, which counts Camel and UK diving tour operator Scuba Travel among its sponsors. The eclectic artistic director Sue Austin and her enthusiastic team chose the spectacular Red Sea for filming an extraordinary series of performances of Sue and her jet-propelled underwater wheelchair, which was custom built by the Freewheeling team in Dorset, UK. Sue had learnt to dive with Camel in 2005, when she was already ill. She returned to Camel three times to film her artistic performances because “the whole experience was exceptional, from the staff in the restaurants and the hotel right through to the dive guides. On the boats every effort was made to make everything accessible. And that was not only regarding physical environment, but particularly through the warm, caring, supportive “can do” attitude of everyone there.” 'Creating the Spectacle!' aims to generate a widespread public debate about the nature and value of contemporary arts practice shaped by the experience of disability. Find more details about the project and its public screenings here and watch Camel Dive Club’s video here.

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