After years of liveaboards and many trips to Marsa Shagra, we decided to visit Marsa Nakari for my big birthday trip this year with a small group of friends.
Marsa Nakari is about 45 minutes South by road from Marsa Shagra. It is smaller, cosier and quieter.
I would say that the house reef is not as good as Shagra in some ways - Shagra house reef is spectacular. However, the "topography" of Nakari reef was lovely with lots of small inlets at 6 - 8 metres, especially on the South reef. Entering some of these inlets was like swimming in an aquarium, others were like entering a watery cathedral. The coral formations were gorgeous.
The camp itself was so much smaller than Shagra. We stayed in a Royal tent (glamping) right on the edge of the water.
Our tent was second along from the left. This was a hop and a skip to the dive shed and the shower block. 2 hops and 2 skips to the restaurant which served amazing food every day.
Birthday celebrations lasted for a whole week
We visited Habili Nakiri - a beautuful offshore site with large pinacles, Dolphin House - which delivered a massive pod of dolphins as we arrived, and Anemone City - the clue is in the name.
last few photos are of Dolphin House