- Well-established dive centre with an exemplary reputation
- Convenient location, close to the airport and attractions
- Day trips to the Thistlegorm, Dunraven, and Million Hope wrecks
- Enjoy the peace and personalisation of a small-scale hotel
Designed by divers, for divers, Camel Dive Club is an iconic resort occupying a convenient location in Naama Bay. Boasting over 30 years of experience, this exceptional hotel and dive centre provides a unique and superior service at all times. Expect world-class diving with a seasoned team, premium facilities for underwater exploration, amazing food, and most of all, somewhere to unwind, have a laugh, and be in the moment. It’s safe to say, Camel Dive Club will leave you wanting for nothing… except a longer trip.
About Camel Dive Club
Camel Dive Club is a four-star hotel and dive centre located in the central pedestrian area of Naama Bay, Sharm El Sheikh. This premium position means the resort is just 10-kilometres from the airport and only a two-minute walk from the main beach, where guests can enjoy shore diving, snorkelling, and relaxing. Camel Dive Club opened its doors in 1997 and has been developing a reputation for its high-quality services and friendly atmosphere ever since. As a result, the team are proud to have been voted Tauchen Magazine‘s ‘Best Diving Hotel Worldwide’ and rated among the ‘Best Diving Hotels in the World’ by the prestigious travel guides, Gayot.com.
Combining all the essentials for a great diving holiday in one place, Camel Dive Club is ideal for individual guests, couples, and groups. And, with just 38 rooms, this resort is smaller and friendlier than other hotels of similar quality. All rooms are arranged on two floors around a central courtyard with a swimming pool. Camel Dive Club is also a proud member of the Green Fins Initiative, providing peace of mind to sustainability-conscious guests. What’s more, this resort’s communal areas, ground-floor pool view rooms, and dive boats have been designed with wheelchair users in mind.
Explore the resort
Guests at this resort will appreciate the wide choice of food and drink on offer. Pomodoro restaurant serves a full a la carte menu of Italian and grilled specialties, handmade pasta, and the best pizza in town. Camel Dive Club’s team of chefs are proud to have created a well rounded and balanced menu using only the finest and freshest produce. From appetiser through to dessert, every course offers a variety of choices that are sure to delight every palette. For something sweet, the Vanilla Cafe offers homemade Italian gelato, fresh juices, smoothies, and milkshakes. The famous Camel Bar is a popular meeting point with a full dinner and drinks menu, live sports, karaoke, DJ’s, and live music.
Camel Dive Club’s pool and Jacuzzi area is situated in the heart of this boutique property, surrounded by shady parasols and sun loungers. Custom built for both diver training and relaxation, this inviting pool is heated by solar panels and is not to be missed. Sand-seekers should grab a beach card and towel from reception and take a short walk down to the Lido Hotel beach. Here you can recline on a sun bed and spend the day snorkelling from the quiet stretch of sand shared by both resorts. Thanks to its convenient location, guests at Camel Dive Club can easily explore Sharm El-Sheikh, while an onsite boutique stocks a range of necessities and souvenirs, from Camel branded clothing and dive gadgets to swimwear and fine jewellery inspired by the sea.
Diving from Camel Dive Club
Camel Dive Club is an SSI Diamond Instructor Training Centre, offering the highest standard of facilities and complete SSI training from beginner to instructor level. The dive centre comes equipped with a specially-designed diver training pool, three air-conditioned training rooms, full-wheelchair access, and a variety of dive gadgetsin the boutique. For first-time divers, or seasoned pros travelling lights, full rental equipment can be organised from the resort. Their catalogue of gear includes 250 full sets of Mares diving equipment, 12 sets of children’s equipment, five Suunto Zoop nitrox dive computers, and 600 aluminium tanks in 10, 12, and 15-litre sizes. Nitrox 32% is also free for certified divers.
For certified divers, our guided boat diving includes a minimum of two dives per day with a professional guide, plus time to relax and sunbathe. Regular daily boat departures are operated by Camel Dive Club, departing from the jetty just a short walk away. All equipment is transferred between the dive centre and the boats, ensuring no heavy lifting before or after your dive. Boat excursions head to local sites such as Ras Mohammed and the Straits of Tiran every day, along with the option of an extended trip to Dahab, or world-famous wrecks like SS Thistlegorm, SS Dunraven, and Million Hope. Shore diving is also possible from Naama Bay.
- One of the few hotels in Sharm El Sheikh that is fully-suitable for wheelchair users, offering rooms, boats, and staff dedicated to accessibility.
- In line with local rules, a minimum of 20 logged dives is required for guests wishing to visit the SS Thistlegorm.
Camel Dive Club is constantly looking for ways to improve its impact on the area, create awareness and pioneer sustainable practices throughout its services. As a result, solar panels cover the roof of the hotel providing a more sustainable energy alternative. Double glazed windows help maintain a low noise level, but more importantly, helps to maintain an even temperature in the rooms, making air-conditioning units more energy efficient. The resort also evaluated and removed plastic from its breakfast boxes, substituted all plastic straws with reusable metal alternatives, and replaced plastic spoons at the gelateria with wooden alternatives. Camel Dive Club also no longer gives plastic bags for any item purchased in any of its outlets.
In 2019 Camel Dive Club became an official member of The Green Fins Initiative, supported by the UN Environment Programme and The Reef World Foundation. As a Green Fins Member, this resort promotes best practices in responsible marine tourism by subscribing to and implementing the only internationally recognised environmental standards for the diving and snorkelling industry.
Diving in Sharm El-Sheikh, Hurghada and Dahab
Healthy coralsYear round
Plentiful reef lifeYear round
Schooling FishYear round
Hammerhead sharkJuly - September
Whale sharkMay - July
Number of rooms
Official dive center rating
Bubblemaker, Discover Scuba DIving, Open Water, Advanced Open Water, Rescue, Divemaster, Instructor, Tec