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
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.