Camel Dive Club & Hotel - Red Sea

HOLIDAY PACKAGE - FROM £800

Since 1986 Camel Dive Club & Hotel have been welcoming guests looking to enjoy superb scuba diving, fantastic restaurants, and famous roof top bar, Camel Bar. They are popular with UK divers and are renowned for their high-quality service and wheelchair accessible facilities.

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
  • 7 nights’ accommodation
  • Twin or Double share
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Flights
  • Airport Transfers
  • 6 days guided boat diving
KEY HOLIDAY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Friendly Boutique Hotel
  • Located in the heart of Naama Bay
  • Easy access to world class dive sites
  • PADI Accessibility Award
  • Sustainability & environmentally aware
  • Excellent diver training facilities

Located in Naama Bay, Camel Hotel still operates from the location where it was first established in 1986. Camel Dive Club and Hotel offers its guests a wonderful retreat from the bustling pedestrian area of Naama Bay whilst being just a 5-minute walk away from the main jetty where boats depart daily for snorkelling and diving. This four-star hotel has thirty eight rooms, thirty of which have their own terrace or balcony overlooking the pool. The remaining eight rooms are of the same quality but without the view, balcony, or terrace.

The owners are very proud to hold a PADI Accessibility Award. This is awarded due to the excellent facilities that are provided for guests with disabilities. All public areas have full wheelchair access and there are five ground-floor pool view rooms that have been designed to be accessible to wheelchair users, including ramps and specially equipped bathrooms. The bars, dive centre, restaurants, swimming pool and classrooms are fully wheelchair accessible.

Camel Bar is possibly the most famous bar in Sharm El Sheikh. You can enjoy three different bars here offering extensive drinks and dinner menus and free Wi-Fi. The air-conditioned interior offers something for everyone from live bands to karaoke to the big sports games, the Terrace is the ideal spot for a sundowner or cocktails whilst admiring the rooftop views.

The swimming pool is the perfect place to relax on a shaded sun lounger with a cold drink, enjoy a dip or watch the students whilst they are learning the skills to take their first breath underwater! Or you may prefer to take advantage of the free access to the sandy beach in Naama Bay which is a few minutes’ walk away. Simply collect your token and towel from reception and you are on your way.

Camel Hotel offers a variety of places to eat and drink ranging from homemade pizza and pasta in the main restaurant Pomodoro, to delicious cuisine in the award winning Tandoori Indian restaurant where you can enjoy a meal in the courtyard or watch the chefs at work in the open-air show kitchen.

Camel Tribe Shop was re-launched in 2004 and welcomes you in with its boutique style ambiance, you will find many unique collections including clothes and shoes that will take you from your day time activities to night time fun! There is a great selection of merchandise for divers, you can even buy your very own Camel Tribe rash vest here! The experienced assistants can talk you through what kit would be suitable for you to ensure you get the best out of the fantastic diving, and there are lots of learning material and interesting and informative books about the area available too. Check out the underwater cameras and accessories on offer ready to capture that once in a lifetime moment!

As of May 2018 all Camel Dive Club & Hotel Food & Beverage outlets have pioneered a NO plastic straw local campaign by banning plastic straws and stirrers and providing stainless steel re-usable straws only on demand.

Pool View Room

Pool Room

Facilities

  • En-suite Bathroom
  • Air conditioning
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Satellite Channels
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Mini Fridge
  • Direct Dial Telephone
  • T.V.
  • Balcony

The Pool View room consists of double or twin room set-up, an en-suite bathroom and a private balcony or a terrace overlooking the pool. Five of the pool view rooms are located on the ground floor and fully equipped for those with special needs offering full wheelchair access and wider doors. All rooms have most of the modern facilities expected by guests.

Camel Dive Club and Hotel offer a wide choice of places to eat and drink on their premises. The award-winning Tandoori Indian restaurant (currently closed for renovation) offers dinner by candlelight in the main courtyard. Pomodoro restaurant serves full breakfast, buffet lunch, and a dinner menu which features Italian and grilled specialties, including home-made pizza and a snack menu including freshly made salads, mezze, and appetizers. All may be enjoyed indoors or on the outdoor terrace.

Vanilla offers homemade Italian ice cream, pastries, and daily baked bread. The famous Camel Bar is a popular meeting point with a full dinner and drinks menu, shisha pipes plus DJ, live sports, karaoke, and live music. All of the food and beverage outlets are also suitable for larger groups and set menus can be arranged on request.

Camel are ready to address appropriately most common dietary requirements on request, both on boats and in resort, such as vegetarian, vegan and gluten free.

Camel Dive Club's diving centre is located at Camel Hotel, in the centre of Naama Bay. It offers the full range of diving and snorkelling services, including PADI courses, guided boat diving and technical diving. For courses, Camel Hotel's specially designed diver training pool is available. Open water dives take place from the beach or from the boat. Boat excursions to local sites, the Straits of Tiran and Ras Mohammed National Park normally depart from Naama Bay jetty, which is approximately 5 minutes’ walk away. Boats to Dunraven and Thistlegorm leave from the main jetty in Sharm el Sheikh.

A package day consists of 2 dives with a dive guide, including 12 lt tanks and weights. Most diving excursions are by boat, although there are options of diving from shore. For guided diving by boat, there are over 40 different beautiful dive sites in Ras Mohammed National Park, the Straits of Tiran, and along the mainland coast. Journey time by boat is 20 min. to max. 1 hour 30 min. Boats normally leave between 08:30 and 09:00 and return to the jetty between 16:00 and 17:00. Alternatively, guided shore dives on the ‘house reef’ can be scheduled in the morning or afternoon.

The first day diving are conducted either at the sheltered ‘local’ sites along the main coastline or alternatively from the shore (subject to availability). These easy, relaxing dives enable guests to check weights and buoyancy, and re-orientate to the underwater world. After the first day, according to guests diving level and our instructor’s recommendation, guests may join boat excursions to Ras Mohammed National Park and the Straits of Tiran.

Buffet lunch is served between dives and guests may enjoy the sun and friendly company while relaxing. Water and soft drinks, and toilets, are available on board. The boats have sundecks and easy access to the sea, so non-divers may enjoy snorkelling, swimming, or sunbathing as well. A third dive may be added on request (extra charge applies). Equipment rental, lunch and drinks on the boat, and National Park entrance fees are not included.

Being in the southern part of Sinai the climate is subtropical desert, with very mild winters and hot summers. Sharm El Sheikh is an all-year round diving destination, the summer months of May through to September can be quite hot so some travellers prefer to visit in April, October and November as the sea is still warm and the days long and sunny. Rainfall is rare, and even in the winter the sky is usually clear.

Visibility is great all year, it varies from 20m to 60m dependant on the site and the weather. In the summer months divers can hope to see whitetip sharks, hammerheads and possibly manta ray at the reefs of Tiran and Ras Mohamed, along with beautiful soft corals, scorpionfish, lionfish, barracudas, large schools of jacks, glass fish, snappers, and other types of sharks to name but a few.

Average temperatures in Summer (May-November):
Air 26-33c / Sea 24-28c

Average temperatures in Winter (December-April):
Air 18-23c / Sea 22-25c

There are direct flights from several UK airports to Sharm El Sheikh, the flight time is around 5 and a half hours. Transfers will be included within your package and take around 15 minutes.

You do not require a Visa to enter Sharm El Sheikh unless you plan to stay longer than 15 days or travel out of the area including trips to Ras Mohammed and SS Thistlegorm.

The Egyptian Pound is the currency in Sharm El Sheikh however euros and sterling are widely accepted in small denominations.
The time difference is GMT + 2 hours
The calling code is +20
The plug type is C & F / 220v voltage
Please follow this link for up to date health advice and details of any vaccinations that are required before travel
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/egypt

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