In this newsletter:
- It’s not too late to book your Christmas and New Year diving break
- Vote in the diving industry’s top awards!
- Camel Hotel is rated among top diving hotels worldwide
- Find out if you are a prize winner in our Camel and Mares raffle
- Eco events at Camel Bar – meet Plastic Oceans
- Photos: the beauty of Ras Zaa’tar
We wish you happy diving!
Your Camel Dive Club team
Diving Specials for Christmas, New Year and more!
Oh yes, it’s that time of year again. Let us help make your Christmas a diving one and 2014 a bubble-filled year with our special offers during the festive period and into Spring. So, whether you prefer swimming with anthias and colourful corals or frequent sightings of white tip sharks in local dive sites (such as those spotted this week by our instructor Sven and his lucky divers), hurry and book online your diving break! Are you travelling from the UK? You can now buy your Camel Hotel stay as a package with flights via our partners Mytravel.com (then to book your diving). Or for hassle-free booking check our partners Scuba Travel for great deals on your complete holiday at Camel Hotel including flights and diving.
Vote for your favourites in the dive industry’s top awards!
This year there are TWO chances to vote for your favourite diving brands, in the industry’s top awards! We came second in the DIVER magazine awards last year - this year we’re aiming for the top spot but we can’t do it without YOU! Simply complete the form here to cast your vote. You must answer all the questions for your vote to count. And of course we’d love you to answer Q4 Dive Centre of the Year with “Camel Dive Club, Sharm el Sheikh”! Vote in the Sport Diver magazine awards for your chance to win a Red Sea liveaboard holiday and the latest diving equipment from Suunto, Aqualung and Apeks. Simply click here to enter your details and select your favourites from each category – not forgetting to add Camel in the “Best Overseas PADI Dive Centre” category. A big THANK YOU to all our divers for your support!
Camel Hotel is rated a top diving hotel worldwide
We are utterly delighted to have been rated a top diving hotel in the world by the prestigious Gayot.com! Gayot’s travel guides were founded in the United States and have been directing sophisticated travelers to the world's best restaurants, hotels, shops, sightseeing and cultural attractions for more than 45 years. We are flattered to have received such a fantastic acknowledgment and happy to witness that after 27 years our philosophy still matches our guests’ idea of a dream diving holiday! Gayot’s reviews serves as a leading worldwide authority on the good life. Millions of readers turn to Gayot's savvy, professional reviews on dining, travel and lifestyle. Check them out!
Great success for Camel at DIVE, Birmingham
Clare and our Eco Tribe leader and Tec guru Cath had an amazing time at DIVE in October, ably assisted by our beloved divers Neil, Phil, Mike and Julie who helped spread the “Cameltribeness” on our stand! It was our pleasure to catch up with Camel divers old and new, including underwater wheelchair artist Sue Austin with news about her latest exciting projects. We’re delighted to announce the winners of our famous raffle sponsored by Camel and Mares: Simone Wynne-Jones won diving at Camel, Nathan Jones won a Mares Prestige 12S regulator, and Jordan from Daventry who won a Mares Puck Pro computer. Congratulations! We were also very happy to present Project AWARE and the Shark Trust with our donations raised by sales of Camel Hammerhead t-shirts and Ian Churchill Marine Man Print in the last six months.
Eco events at Camel Bar
This month Camel Bar turns green again for one of the regular eco-talks we host, featuring top speakers such as David Jones, who stayed and dive with us for one week with the enthusiastic group Triton Scuba from Southsea, Hampshire (UK). David is part of the amazing team at Plastic Oceans, a charity Foundation whose main goal is protecting and improving the environment through education, fund raising and media coverage. David entertained the crowd during our regular Divers’ Night on Tuesdays and introduced the trailer of Plastic Oceans’ film, produced by award winning Jo Ruxton (Blue Planet, Pacific Abyss). Don’t miss future events at Camel Bar: stay tuned by liking Camel Bar and Camel Dive Club Facebook pages!
Photos: the beauty of Ras Zaa’tar
It may be not the first dive site which springs to mind when you think about Ras Mohamed National Park, but its topography is definitely one of the most interesting in the area with many cracks and fissures, some forming small caves which can be explored by divers. Ras Zaa'tar is located on the northern tip of the Sinai Peninsula and it is made up of a steep wall and some large caves. The current runs along the sheer wall from the north to the south and into a cove. There is a wide variety of colourful corals, both hard and soft. The shallow areas of the wall are excellent places for macro and wide-angle photography. Check out our resident’s photographer interpretation of Ras Zaa’tar!