Marsa Nakari

Hotel Overview

Marsa Nakari is a charming village featuring a sheltered bay just 40 km south of Marsa Alam city, a smaller, quieter and more remote alternative to Marsa Shagra but with all the benefits. A fantastic house reef just minutes from the shore, unlimited diving and peace and tranquillity, this offers the perfect mixture for a perfect dive holiday.

Established over 20 years ago, Marsa Nakari was discovered by Hossam Helmy and his Red Sea Diving Safari team whilst exploring the fringe reef on the Egyptian coastline between Safaga and Sudan.

Marsa Nakari's main appeal is its proximity to the Samadai protectorate (Dolphin House); one of the Red Sea’s most important National Parks. The coral reef system of this off-shore reef and the dolphins that inhabit its lagoon are one of the southern Red Sea’s most popular attractions.

One of three natural bays, which also include Marsa Shagra Village and Wadi Lahami Village, this essentially put the region of Marsa Alam on the map.

At Marsa Nakari, Hossam has endeavoured to promote sustainable tourism along with eco diving and his educational diving programmes are a continuation of his desire to ensure the long term future of this area.

This unique tour gives divers exclusive access to many outstanding reefs including Elphinstone and Samadi Reefs from this still relatively remote location. Marsa Nakari benefits from an extensive and diverse house reef with hard and soft corals of offshore

Our guests say these villages are the best value and all-round diving experience you will find in the Red Sea.

Marsa Nakari is the smaller and more remote alternative to Marsa Shagra and is suitable for all levels of qualification from non-divers to instructors – there really is something for everyone.

All of the Oonasdivers team have extensive knowledge of all three villages and will be able to help you decide which of these stunning villages best suits you. It is also possible to combine Marsa Nakari, Marsa Shagra and Wadi Lahami in one trip, spending time at two or even all locations.

Marsa Nakari Village is a unique concept, superbly located to provide the very best diving in this southern area. As a guest you are completely free to dive at leisure and relax in one of the most peaceful of environments on the planet.

***Special Offer***

Guests staying for a minimum of 4 weeks consecutive or longer will receive a discounted price on accommodation and diving!

This offer is valid for stays at Marsa Shagra, Marsa Nakari and Wadi Lahami, or a combination of villages.

Prices start from £1475 per person and include flights*, transfers, accommodation in a Beach Safari Tent twin share, full board and 20 days unlimited diving.

*Flights prices and accommodation may differ depending on duration, location and time of year..

Give us a call on 01323 648924 or drop us a line at and get your extended holiday booked!

Beach Safari Tent



  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Sunrise View
  • Shower gel & handwash provided in public bathrooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Guaranteed Sea View
  • Frequent Public Bathroom Cleaning

Next to the water’s edge, these spacious twin bedded tents have electricity and share modern toilet and shower facilities. A great choice for those who enjoy an expeditionary feel and briefly wish to leave the western world behind. Inside each tent there are 2 beds a metre apart, handmade furniture and an outside seating with sea views. Taking a small torch may prove useful at night.

Royal Tent



  • Fan
  • Mosquito Net
  • Mini Fridge
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Sunrise View
  • Shower gel & handwash provided in public bathrooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Guaranteed Sea View

Royal tents are the ideal choice for couples, being almost twice the size of a normal tent and include the choice of either a double bed or twins. They have a floor standing fan, mini-fridge, wardrobe, bean bag seats and table, with a small table and chairs situated outside – perfect for catching the early morning sunrise. They share the same bathroom facilities as the standard tents.

Deluxe Chalet



  • Air conditioning
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Mosquito Net
  • Mini Fridge
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Wardrobe
  • Side & dressing table
  • Sunrise & sunset view
  • Laundry Service

The Deluxe Chalet is our finest room standard overlooking the mountains on one side and the Red Sea on the other. With the additional benefit of air conditioning, ensuite, mini fridge and tea and coffee making facilites this accommodation is fantastic for those hot summer months. Towels are provided for showering. Two of the guest houses have inter-connecting doors, great for young families.

Chalet Fan



  • Fan
  • Mosquito Net
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Wardrobe
  • Side & dressing table
  • Mountain & sea view
  • Sunrise & sunset view
  • Laundry Service

The Chalet Fan is built in an attractive Arabic style and facilities include twin or double beds, fan, wardrobes, side table, dressing table with mirror and a terrace on both sides, one overlooking mountains and the other the Red Sea. The Chalets are 4x6 metres and have an ensuite with towels provided for showering only.

Food and Drink

You will be supplied with three hearty meals a day in a buffet style layout, plus freshly baked cake is available in the late afternoon. Tea, coffee, water and bottled soft drinks are included free, cans (diet & tonic) are chargeable.

Egyptian beer is available as well as fresh juices, speciality teas and coffees, ice cream, chocolate and crisps – all of which are allocated to your room by name, signed for and settled at the end of the week during check out.

Vegetarians and other special dietary requirements are very well catered for. Please let us know in advance regarding your requirements.

Flights and Transfers

We can arrange direct flights from Gatwick to Marsa Alam each Thursday and Sunday, and from Birmingham on Mondays.

It is also possible to fly from Gatwick into Hurghada on a Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from Manchester on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, and from Birmingham into Hurghada on a Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

The flight to Marsa Alam normally takes around 5 hours.

From Marsa Alam Airport the journey to Marsa Nakari takes approximately one hour and from Hurghada airport the journey takes approximately 3.5 hours.

The Red Sea Diving Safari representative will meet you inside the airport with your VISA..

Diving Information

Within your package we include unlimited house reef diving and 2 orientation dives. Your first dive will be orientation dives on Marsa Nakari's house reef accompanied by a guide.

After this you are free to enjoy Marsa Nakari's unlimited diving set up where you have the freedom to dive in buddy pairs at your own pace and at the time of your choosing. With the waters edge just meters away from the dive shade you a small supplement you can opt to take the guided 8 credits package which includes unlimited house reef diving, 2 orientation dives with a guide on the house reef on the first day, and a further 8 guided dives which can be used towards any on site excursions (shore dives, speedboat, and day boat dives).

Each type of dive offered on site now has a credit value. For example:

Zone A (shore dives accessed by road): 1 Credit per person per dive Zone B (off-shore dives accessed by speedboat/RIB): 2 Credits per person per dive Zone C (off-shore extended range dives accessed by speedboat/RIB: 3 Credits per person per dive

You will also have the opportunity to take a boat or RIB trip to Elphinstone and Shaab Samadai (Dolphin House), as well as Shaab Marsa Alam and Shaab Sharm. These trips can be booked and paid for on site.

The diving program covers over 60 dive sites which are categorised into a 'zoning system':

Zone A

House Reef and shore dives accessible by mini bus or RIB includes the following dive sites: Marsa Shagra Marsa Abu Dabbab Marsa Assalai Marsa Egla Marsa el Foukery Marsa Samadai

Zone B

Short rage off shore dive sites accessible by high performance RIB which includes the following dive sites (these are optional and are booked and paid for on site):

Halk Samadai Habili Dori South Garden Ras Tondoba Shaab Nakari Habili Nakari

Zone C Long Range off shore dive sites accessible by high performance RIB which includes the following dive sites (these are optional and are booked and paid for on site):

Shaab Marsa Alam Habili el Ghadeer Wadi el Gemal Shallaneat

Full Day Excursions

You also have the option to take a full day trip by hard boat to the following dive sites (these are optional and are booked and paid for on site):

Shaab Samadai (Dolphin House Reef) Shaab Sharm Shaab Marsa Alam Abu Ghussoun

Unlimited House Reef Diving

Nakari is situated in front of a small bay (Marsa) with a sandy bottom. The dive centre is in front of this bay which is the base for Marsa Nakari's unlimited diving set up. Marsa Nakari bay has a superb house reef which is home to hundreds of marine life species and an excellent variety of soft and hard corals.

The bay is shallow, starting from 1-10 metres in depth and slowly dropping as you reach the outside walls of 40-50m in depth.

High performance speedboats are on standby at your request offering the option of up to 6 different dive patterns within the house reef. These dives are unguided which allows for a real sense of exploration and adventure.

Please call us on 01323 648 924 or email for our most up to date pricing as flight costs can fluctuate on a daily basis.

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Please see below ‘from’ prices based on low season:

Beach Safari Tent £895 per person
Royal Tent £935 per person
Standard Chalet £995 per person
Deluxe Chalet £1055 per person

Prices include:
Direct Hurghada flights
Airport Transfers
7 Nights twin share accommodation
Full board & selected soft drinks
5-day unlimited house reef diving package
2 Orientation dives on first diving day
Cylinders & Weights

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