Marsa Nakari - Red Sea


Marsa Nakari is around half the size of Marsa Shagra offering peace and tranquillity with the same exciting diving concept. Add to this the warm welcome, laid-back atmosphere, superb red sea diving and snorkelling and guests leave smiling, returning year after year.

  • 7 nights’ accommodation
  • Beach Safari Tent full board
  • Flights & Transfers
  • 5 day unlimited house reef diving package
  • 2 orientation dives on first diving day
  • Cylinders & Weights
  • Beachfront Tents & Chalets
  • Intimate with wonderful views
  • Easy access 1.5km house reef
  • Technical & Free Diving
  • Access to Dolphin House & Elphinstone
  • Focused on sustainable tourism

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

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 and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Mosquito Net
  • Mini Fridge
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Wardrobe
  • Side and dressing table
  • Sunrise and 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.

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.

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.

The Red Sea lies between Africa and Asia and is surrounded by desert. The warm waters, minimal rainfall and sunny days attract travellers from all over the world. The diving season is year-round with visibility averaging 30m. From December to February, the nights can be cool, with warm, balmy nights in the summer months. July and August are the hottest months. In winter, there can often be a breeze. Marsa Nakari is just 18km south of Marsa Alam city, 291km from Hurghada Airport, and 78km south of Marsa Alam Airport.

There are over 1200 species of marine life that can be found in the Red Sea, the most common are clown fish, moray, turtles, napoleon, and parrot fish. Add to this sharks, dolphins, pristine corals and even the elusive dugong, and you have a diving destination that has something wonderful around every corner. Reefs team with life, a kaleidoscope of colours sure to impress every diver, with the clear waters also attracting snorkellers and underwater photographers along with beginners and those wanting to try their hand at technical diving and free diving.

Average temperatures in Summer (April-October):
Air 26-30°c / Sea: 27-31°c

Average temperatures in Winter (November-March):
Air 22-24°c / Sea 23-25°c

We can arrange flights into both Hurghada Airport and Marsa Alam Airport from a selection of airports in the UK, the flight time is around five and a half hours.

Transfers between the airport and the resort can be included within your package. You will be met by a representative from Red Sea Diving Safari outside the terminal building. The transfer time from Hurghada is approximately 4 hours, and from Marsa Alam around an hour.

A Visa is required for entry into both Hurghada and Marsa Alam.

The Egyptian Pound is the currency in Egypt 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

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