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

Hori Sub Dive/Jakera Lodge, Jan, 2008,

by bill mashek, CA, US ( 2 reports). Report 4473.

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
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
UW Photo 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
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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