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Centre of Na'ama Bay
Sharm El Sheikh
South Sinai, Egypt
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Newsletter archive – March 2011

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Dear Diver

In this newsletter, find our latest special offers, read about our latest environmental news and events, enjoy our 'Diving in Dahab' photogallery plus find out how to stay in contact with us on Facebook and Twitter. And we look forward to meeting many of you at the London Dive Show, this weekend!

We wish you happy diving!

Your Camel Dive Club Team


Pictures: Dahab

During your next holiday in Sharm El Sheikh, take the opportunity to visit Dahab and experience the Blue Hole and the Canyon, which are widely counted among the best shore dive sites in the world. Camel organizes regular trips to this fascinating Bedouin village, including transportation and lunch. Visit our online Flickr gallery by photographer Erich Reboucas and start dreaming of the beauty which is waiting for you, just one hour drive from Sharm El Sheikh.

Camel recognised in the 2011 Project AWARE awards

We are delighted that our efforts to preserve the Red Sea have been recognised for the second year running, with a Project AWARE Certificate of Recognition. Last year, we were the only diving centre in the Red Sea to receive a Project AWARE Environmental Achievement Award. Our 2011 Certificate acknowledges in particular our dedication to shark conservation. Shark conservation received a major boost during 2010, with successful lobbying of the European parliament by Project AWARE and other organisations, to strengthen European legislation protecting sharks. We would like to extend a big thank you to all our divers and staff who signed the petition and encouraged others to do so.

The Certificate will be presented at an awards ceremony at the London International Dive Show on 27 March. See the Camel Ecotribe section and our news archives for more details of our conservation work.

Visit by "The Father of Fishes" Helmut Debelius

This month we were pleased to host a visit by the founder of IKAN underwater photographic archive, Mr Helmut Debelius, also known as “Abu el Samak”—the father of fishes. Helmut’s passion for the marine world, coupled with a sharp eye and brilliant photography skills, has granted him the honour of having species named after him, such as the Debelius Pygmy Seahorse. The Seahorse, one of the author's own discoveries, is an endemic creature of the Red Sea. During his stay with us Helmut gave two lectures at a packed Camel Bar, about sea horses' behaviour and his quarter of a century’s memories of marine life in all the oceans of the world. His photographs have appeared in the most prestigious nature magazines and he has authored about 30 books -including the famous Red Sea Reef Guide- all more than worthy of a place in any serious diver's library.

Spring and Summer special offers: 5 days diving for 200 Euro

With Sharm still quieter than usual, there is no better time for a sun and diving escape to the Red Sea. We’ve extended our discounted special offer rates until 15 April, and from 15 May to 15 July 2011. Five 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.

See you this weekend at LIDS, London 26-27 March

Are you free this weekend, and want to show your support for Egypt? Then come and visit us on the Egypt stand at the London International Dive Show at Excel, 26-27 March. You’ll find our Camel information and booking point there, plus special offers including free equipment rental for bookings made at the show. Don’t miss the chance to grab excellent deals for your next diving holiday, satisfy your curiosity about diving-related services and meet top name speakers. See you at LIDS!

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.




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Newsletter

Dear Diver

In this newsletter, find the latest updates on flights to the Red Sea; our report on the Big Scuba show in London; a new digital guide to the Red Sea resorts; our extended special offers; and our latest Flickr photogallery on SS Thistlegorm.

We wish you happy diving!

Your Camel Dive Club team


London’s Big Scuba Show– big success!

We were delighted to exhibit at the first Big Scuba Show held at London Olympia, 19-20 February. Interactive presentations by Monty Halls and other dive celebrities, a tec diving tower, free fun activities for kids, and much more, ensured a busy and successful show. As usual, we enjoyed catching up with our regular guests and members of our forum, and meeting new divers! Congratulations to the winners of our competitions: Mike Ford from London, who won a holiday to Sharm El Sheikh including diving at Camel, plus Mark Smith, Leon Harris, Isla Watton and Faye Wilde, who won Camel Tribe t-shirts. We’ll be on the Egypt stand at the London International Dive Show (LIDS) on 26-27 March. Save 3 GBP per person when you buy your LIDS tickets in advance.

Flights to Sharm El Sheikh

Sharm El Sheikh and the Red Sea resorts remained calm during the troubles experienced in other Egyptian cities last month. Flights from the UK to Red Sea resorts have continued throughout the period. Other European countries are now restarting flights to Sharm. Some excellent prices are available for holiday packages and flight-only – and of course, with sunny weather, a sea temperature of 24C and few tourists around, there is no better time to dive in Sharm! Check our Links page for flights from your country, and see below for our special offers.

BLUE magazine supports Egypt!

Egyptians have taken their first brave, peaceful steps towards democracy. Now they need our help to restore to good health the country’s vital tourism industry. To raise awareness that Egypt is open for diving, CDWS has published a special digital guide to the Red Sea resorts. Download your free copy here, and dive in to interesting articles, stunning Red Sea photos, exclusive special offers and more.



Spring special offers extended until 15 April

Now is the time to visit Sharm El Sheikh! Until 15 April you can book online our special offers and save up to 25% on standard rates. For example a 5 days/10 dives package costs only 200 Euro, including Nitrox and return transfers from your hotel. And if you choose to book your flight separately, enjoy a stay at our Camel Hotel 4*, where a 5 days diving package + 7 nights on B&B basis + return airport transfers is now only 356 Euro per person, sharing a double room. So, what are you waiting for? Have a look at our special offers!

Pictures: SS Thistlegorm

Treat yourself with a dive into the past, just a few hours by boat from Sharm El Sheikh. Imagine diving the world famous wreck of SS Thistlegorm with these amazing pictures included in the latest Flickr album by our dedicated photographer Erich Reboucas. Enjoy a taste of history if you have not dived it yet, and live the dream again if you loved your experience in a World War II scenario.

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.



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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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