Camel Dive Club & Hotel
Centre of Na'ama Bay
Sharm El Sheikh
South Sinai, Egypt
Telephone: +20-69-3600700
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Newsletter archive – June 2012


Dear Diver,

In our latest newsletter:

  • Don’t miss our SUPER Special Offers valid until 31 August 2012
  • Camel has just received a Certificate of Excellence from Tripadvisor
  • Summertime is speedboat time! Discover a new way to dive the Strait of Tiran
  • Enjoy the Euro Cup and all the major sports’ events at Camel Bar. Six screens, full HD
  • Camel photographers won silver medals in international photo contest. Brilliant shots, check them out!
  • Hepca celebrates one year of TurtleWatch project. Find out how to be part of the project!
  • Camel’s Facebook page has reached the milestone of 2500 likes. Become a fan and share our page on your walls!

We wish you happy diving!

Your Camel Dive Club team

Summer Super Specials

Summer has finally arrived and right now all dive sites in Sharm simply rock! Ras Mohamed National Park and the Strait of Tiran are packed with fish and so are the coral gardens along the coast. Our guests come back from boat trips with smiling faces not only for the fantastic encounters, but also because our Super Specials are the best value offers you will find anywhere! Until 31 August a seven-night stay at Camel Hotel, including breakfast, airport transfers and five days diving costs just 381 Euros per person sharing. Alternatively, book a stay at any hotel in Sharm, then choose your diving package: 3 days costs 129 Euros, or 5 days just 190 Euros, including free nitrox and transfers, during the same period. Offers are also available for Open Water courses.

Camel Dive Club & Hotel earns Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence award

We are very proud to have just received a Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honours hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Only 10 percent of accommodations listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award. “We strive to offer all our guests a memorable experience, and this award is evidence that our hard work is translating into positive traveller reviews on TripAdvisor” said Hesham Gabr, Camel’s founder and chairman. Your reviews matter! Add feedback about your experience at Camel on TripAdvisor and read other traveller’s reviews to help you make the right choice for your next diving holiday.

Summertime is Speedboat time

After nearly six months of operation, the best season to try our superfast speedboat has finally arrived! Can’t spend the whole day away from your non diving travel mates? Or are you simply looking for something different? Try out our express speedboat to Tiran: the fastest way to experience the Red Sea with style! We run snorkeling and diving trips every day, including early departures and sunset trips. Bookings can be made on the spot. Maximum six divers/snorkelers per trip; the speedboat is also available for private rentals.

EURO Cup Specials at Camel Bar

The European Championship is back! Until 1st July, Camel Bar will cover every game in full HD. At least six screens will be available during the championships in our modern, clean and chilled bar along with great drinks’ offers throughout the campaign! It's going to be a great summer of football, but don’t worry! If you just want to get away from that, our Roof Bar will be your hidden escape, with special early opening from 6pm every day and playing chill out music mixes all night. Watch this space for more information and like Camel Bar new Facebook page for updates about Summer and Autumn live sports events!

Medals for Camel photographers in photo contest

Camel photographer Adolfo Maciocco won a Silver Medal in the Freshwater category of the prestigious photo contest. His winning shot was taken in Camel’s swimming pool which is used daily by our instructors to teach courses. The online contest is very competitive and Adolfo was up against 11134 entries! In addition to this, Erich Reboucas – who has been part of the Camel Tribe for many years - has received a Silver medal in the Wreck category of the same competition, with a brilliant shot of the SS Thistlegorm. Would you like to learn how to take stunning underwater photos? Sign up for PADI Digital Underwater Photography Specialty course, to learn how to make the most out of your pictures! This Specialty is also open to snorkellers. Cameras can be rented on the spot.

HEPCA celebrates one year of TurtleWatch in the Egyptian Red Sea

One year ago, HEPCA launched TurtleWatch – Egypt, a project aimed at involving dive centers and their guests in collecting data on marine turtle sightings. Camel has been part of the project since the very beginning and our Eco Tribe leader Catherine Bates tirelessly encourages our guests and instructors in sending monthly reports and also helped improving the TurtleWatch manual in order to make it more user-friendly.
A quick summary of the achievements of this project in figures:

  • A total of 951 reports sent with 484 sightings of turtles
  • More than 100 dive sites monitored on a regular base
  • More than 120 pictures to be used for photo-identification
Following these successful results, HEPCA decided to expand the project and is now collecting pictures and sighting data from the past years in order to identify long-term resident turtles, like “Dabbab”, which our staff member Anna Panteleeva photographed at Jackson Reef in 2008 (pictured here) and which is still a regular sighting nowadays. Join the TurtleWatch team!

Camel Facebook page reaches 2500 likes

This month marked a very important milestone in Camel’s social media history – we clocked over 2500 likes on our Facebook page. We are not only very excited about this but also very thankful for all the support we have received on Facebook over these years. Keep sharing and checking back our page including daily posts from our guests and staff who sometimes post directly from our dive boats their reports of the amazing underwater encounters of these days. To all our fans on Facebook – THANK YOU for your Facebook love!


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

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