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Dive Review of Hori Sub Dive/Jakera Lodge in
Venezuela/Mochima National Park

January, 2008, an Instant Reader Report by bill mashek, CA, US (2 reports)
Report Number 4473
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Western North America, Mexico, All over Central America, South East Asia,
Hawaii, Florida and Keys, Ecuador and Galapagos, other places
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
windy, cloudy  
Seas
choppy, surge  
Water Temp
75   to 78    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
30   to 70    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
Variety of small fish and a few turtle.  mostly fished out.  good free
diving and free diving is popular in this area.    
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
1 or 2 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
N/A  
Large Pelagics
  N/A
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
N/A  
Boat Facilities
2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
N/A  
Shore Facilities  
N/A  
Comments
small boat, no real facilities for cameras.  not a place for expensive
underwater cameras any way.  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
N/A
Food
N/A
Service and Attitude
N/A
Environmental Sensitivity  
1 stars
Dive Operation
1 stars  
Shore Diving  
N/A  
Snorkeling
3 stars  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
3 stars   
Advanced
3 stars    
Comments  
I was rehabilitating from a knee replacement surgery and the accommodations
were great for me. Lots of European backpackers. Not the place for the
typical undercurrent reader. We stayed in a hostal named Jakera Lodge
(jakera.com)  They offer a variety of trips including 10 day kayaking trips
on the Orinocco Delta (i did a 4 day).  Also offer diving through Hori Sub
in Puerto La Cruz about 20 minutes south. Several backpackers were taking
the divemaster course.  I dove with them.  Venezuela has a lot to offer but
is very tourist unfriendly.  It has the Andes and the Caribbean.  Great
Whitewater, jungles, anacondas, piranhas  excellent ocean kayaking and lots
of trash.  Diving is best at Los Roques but more expensive.  
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