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Camel Dive Club celebrates 20 Years in 2006!

Camel Dive Club, one of the first and most popular dive centres to be established in Sharm el Sheikh – Egypt, celebrates its’ 20th birthday during 2006. It is one of the few dive centres that still operates from its original location, in the centre of Na’ama Bay.  

Camel Dive Club was founded in 1986 by Hesham Gabr on little more than a stretch of sand. Along with a few dive centres, the only tourist facilities were two hotels. Diving was mainly by shore, either on foot or by jeep.

The past two decades have seen huge change. Sharm el Sheikh has developed sophisticated tourist facilities, daily charter flights, and a choice of luxury hotels stretching for nearly 30 km.

Camel Dive Club & Hotel is located in the heart of Na’ama Bay’s pedestrian area. It is a PADI 5-star Instructor Development Centre and TDI technical diving facility. The 4* Camel Hotel replaces the straw hut accommodation, along with two restaurants, a café, and two bars.

According to Hesham Gabr, Chairman and founder of Camel Dive Club & Hotel, “Sharm el Sheikh, and Camel Dive Club, have changed enormously over the last 20 years. But Camel’s philosophy is still the same. As divers ourselves, we have always focused on providing what divers want – top-quality facilities, friendly dive guides, and fantastic diving”.

Camel Dive Club will be celebrating its 20th birthday throughout 2006.

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Stephan Whelan
Stephan Whelan
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