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Somabay Celebrates Ocean Month With an Exciting Programme of Sustainability-Focused Events

Somabay Celebrates Ocean Month With an Exciting Programme of Sustainability-Focused Events

This June, Somabay is celebrating Ocean Month with an exciting programme of sustainability-focused events. From marine conservation panel talks to educational boat trips in the Red Sea, the programme has been carefully curated to educate guests on the importance of protecting our oceans.

Kicking off with introductory diving sessions for guests and local residents, and underwater swimming sessions for the Kompass School community available until 07 June , children can discover the importance of marine biodiversity in Somabay. The destination is further fostering its educational engagement on 11 June, with a lecture by in-house Marine Biologist, followed by a session with Turtle Watch Egypt and glass boat experience. 

To celebrate World Oceans Day on 08 June, Somabay will be hosting a screening of freediver Khaled El Gammal’s documentary – starting with his first dive, which took place at Somabay – followed by an opportunity to dive deeper into ocean conservation, during a panel talk with Orca, adventurer Omar Samra and representatives from Somabay. The evening will provide an opportunity to introduce the month’s programming, with guests also coming together for a relaqua Yoga session. 


Families can enjoy a guided snorkeling tour on 23 June, a signage making art workshop to protect the ocean on 22 June or take to the Red Sea for a boat tour and snorkelling fish identification session with Happy Turtle Boats on 29 June. More advanced divers can then head to one of three ‘Diving Against Debris’ sessions with Orca Dive Centre and Robinson Dive Centre – held on 13, 18 and 25 June – designed to remove plastic pollution from the oceans with the help of Somabay’s guests and residents. 



For World Sea Turtle Day on 16 June, Somabay will be launching a partnership with Turtle Watch Egypt, taking place at S.Cape Beach Club, in collaboration with the Orca Dive Centre. For those looking to take their knowledge one step further, Wyte Soma Beach Club will be hosting a screening of Planet Ocean on 28 June, allowing guests to further their education while surrounded by the waters of the Red Sea.


Throughout the month, the destination will also host a series of ocean clean-ups, in collaboration with the five renowned hotels at Somabay; which are Kempinski Somabay Hotel, Sheraton Somabay Resort, Robinson Club Somabay, The Breakers Diving and Surfing Lodge, The Cascades Golf Resort, HEPCA – a local NGO that works to highlight the importance of marine and land conservation efforts in the Red Sea – the Orca Dive Centre, and the Robinson Dive Centre, in an effort to reduce plastic pollution in the area.

Recently recognised as a finalist for the OceanLove Innovation Award for its approach to holistic coral reef restoration and conservation in the region, Somabay is furthering its commitment to marine conservation with this exciting programme of events. 


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