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Dive Review of Jon Hildebrandt - General Manager in
Africa/Comoro Island - Moheli

Jon Hildebrandt - General Manager: "The Lure of Less-traveled places.", Sep, 2018,

by Bonnie McKenna, TX, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 7 reports with 6 Helpful votes). Report 10507.

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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling 3 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments The Lure of Less-Traveled Places
Last year at the Frisco, Texas dive show, the word Moheli on a booth banner caught my eye. I stopped to investigate. Always looking for the unusual and the lure of diving an area as off the beaten track as Moheli, I was interested. Eight months later, my husband, two friends and I landed in one of the most less-traveled areas of the world. Moheli, is one of four small islands that makeup the nation of Comoros. The islands are nestled about halfway between Mozambique and Madagascar. The Comoros are often referred to as the Perfume Islands because this is where the Ylang-Ylang blossoms are gathered, reduced to oil and purchased by famous French perfume houses.
Laka Lodge, the only lodge/hotel on the island, is located on the western edge of Moheli Marine Park, was ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Philippines, Palau, Chuuk, Yap, Thailand, Caribbean, so. California, Lembeh, Raja Empats, Guam, Thailand, Comoro Island - Moheli,
Closest Airport Moheli Getting There The easiest way to get to this destination is to take Ethiopian Airlines from the U.S. to Addis Ababa to Moroni then AB Aviation to Moheli.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, choppy, currents
Water Temp 73 to 75 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 30 to 60 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Dive with a guide especially when diving with whales.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales > 2
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments All setting up and recharging has to be accomplished in your room. Rinsing gear after a dive is either hose or shower. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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