In this newsletter, find the latest news on the situation for tourists and divers in Sharm El Sheikh; a taste of next weekend's Big Scuba show in London; our special offers; and how to stay in contact with us on Facebook.
We wish you happy diving!
Your Camel Dive Club team
Spring specials extended to 15 April: 5 days diving for 200 Euro
With Sharm quieter than normal, why not take advantage of our great value offers to enjoy some uncrowded diving? Book a flight package to any hotel in Sharm El Sheikh, and you can save up to 25% off your diving package. Until 15 April 2011, 5 days guided boat diving costs just 200 Euro when booked in advance. This includes nitrox and free transfers to/from all hotels in Sharm. The same package with a 7-night stay at Camel Hotel costs only 356 Euro per person sharing, during the same period. See all our special offers.
Join us at the Big Scuba Show, London, 19-20 February
This weekend sees the launch of the UK's newest dive gathering, the Big Scuba Show at Olympia in London. Free try dives for all, talks by celebrity divers, expert underwater photo advice, competitions, and a chance to try or buy the latest scuba gear, are just some of the activities on offer at the show. Cath, Clare and Ornella will be on Camel's stand in the Red Sea zone, just inside the main entrance - pass by and say hello! Buy your entry tickets here in advance and save 3GBP per person.
All calm in Sharm El Sheikh
Sharm El Sheikh and surrounding areas remained completely calm throughout the recent unrest experienced in Cairo and other Egyptian cities. All diving, snorkeling and desert trips continue to run as normal. At present, we have approximately 20 guests diving with us, with boats departing for daily diving at Tiran, Ras Mohammed, local sites and SS Thistlegorm wreck. Cafes, restaurants and hotels are also operating as usual. Internet and mobile phone networks are fully working. The airport is fully open; scheduled and charter flight services from UK have operated without interruption, while flights from many European countries have restarted.
Latest diving situation in Sharm El Sheikh
All diving activities have returned to normal, and all dive sites are open, after last month’s extremely unusual shark incidents. Local authorities have begun implementing the recommendations of the panel of expert scientists who visited to assess the reasons for the incidents. It is worth noting that none of the incidents involved divers. Our advice to divers is the same as it has always been: shark species are endangered; we are extremely fortunate to encounter these creatures underwater; if they are treated with proper respect and caution, the risk from diving with sharks is minimal. For more information, read recommendations on diving with sharks by shark scientist Dr Elke Bojanowski.
Stay in touch on the Camel Forum, Facebook and Twitter
Do you want to ask us a question, get advice on scuba-related issues, hear about our latest shark sightings, or make contact with dive buddies? The Camel forum is easy to join, and you can be sure of a friendly welcome. We’re also on Facebook, where the Camel Dive Club group now has over 2000 members. You may also follow our tweets on Twitter.