In our latest newsletter:
- Act now to conserve sharks: join us by taking part in Project AWARE’s Big Shark Shout Out
- Sharm's visitor numbers may be down, but amazing underwater encounters are up! Don’t miss your chance to visit Sharm now while it’s quieter
- Save up to 25% off our normal rates with our special offers for 15 May - 15 July 2012
- We loved meeting you at the London Dive Show, and congratulations to our prize draw winners
- Check out our new-look Facebook timeline for updates on our spectacular sightings, special offers, and more
We wish you happy diving!
Your Camel Dive Club team
Fewer tourists in Sharm, more underwater encounters
Sharm's unique attractions - which of course include a fantastic climate and some of the world’s best diving - are ever popular, but Sharm is still receiving significantly fewer visitors now than in previous years. What does this mean for us, as divers? The opportunity to enjoy spectacular and uncrowded underwater encounters, more than ever! During the past month, our divers swam with dolphins in Ras Mohammed National Park; two resident turtles delighted our student divers in Naama Bay; we’ve spotted several giant mantas, and our photographers are enthusing about the baby frogfish, rare nudibranchs and other small-but-incredible creatures we’ve seen lately. We expect tourism to return to normal levels from Autumn 2012, so make the most of our unexpected low season by visiting us while you can! Check out our special offers, and don’t forget to visit our Facebook page for our latest sightings updates.
Shout in support of sharks
Help us highlight the plight of sharks! Throughout April, marine conservation charity Project AWARE has highlighted the need to give shark populations the protection they deserve. Sharks play a vital role in maintaining healthy and abundant oceans, by keeping ecosystems balanced. Yet sharks are vulnerable, since they grow and reproduce slowly; nearly one in five sharks worldwide is classified as threatened with extinction. This week our divers and staff joined in the Big Shark Shout Out with an awareness-raising pub quiz in Camel Bar. Visit the Project AWARE website for more info on how you can get involved by signing the petition or entering the I Heart Sharks photo contest.
Early summer special offers - save up to 25%
The weather at home may be disappointing, but temperatures here in Sharm have reached 30C, giving us a taste of the spectacular summer to come! With our super special offers during 15 May – 15 July 2012, a seven-night stay at Camel Hotel, including breakfast, airport transfers and five days diving costs just 356 Euros per person sharing. Alternatively, book a stay at any hotel in Sharm, then choose your diving package: 3 days costs 138 Euros, or 5 days just 200 Euros, including free nitrox and transfers, during the same period. Offers are also available for Open Water courses. Book online, or contact us.
LIDS news and competition winners
We loved catching up with Camel divers old and new at the London International Dive Show (LIDS) last month. Thanks to all who passed by, especially those who helped on our stand - you know who you are! Our expanded prize draw in partnership with Mares ensured a steady flow of visitors to the Red Sea Zone. Better luck next time to those who didn’t win, and congratulations to the lucky winners: Alex Cresswell won a holiday at Camel; Alan Hunt won a Mares Prestige 12S regulator; Annelise Buesnel won a Mares Puck Wrist computer; and Lesley Steward, Andrew Damant, Lucy Stafford, Philip Scappaticci and Lynda Flynn all won Camel Tribe goodies.
Our new timeline, live on Facebook
Spring is a time for transformation and renewal, and in keeping with Spring trends our Facebook page now has the new ‘timeline’ view. Photos are larger and have better quality with the new layout, a great advantage as we are fortunate to receive so many fantastic pictures from our virtual community. We love hearing from you so please keep posting your photos and comments; it’s now possible to message us directly via the Page too. Our community of nearly 2500 fans is growing daily, so if you haven’t already 'liked' our page, then please do join us!