Venezuela's long coastline and 70 islands in the Caribbean Sea have innumerous diving opportunities with fantastic conditions like very healthy reefs, crystal-clear waters and great visibility, up to 30 meters. On the Henri Pittier National Park coastline, it is possible to dive La Ciénaga de Ocumare, a quiet lagoon with a coral barrier where you may find trumpet fish, parrot fish, moray eel, snappers, lobsters, sea turtles, octopus, coral and sponges. Los Roques is the gem of Venezuela. Its reefs have impressive pinnacles, walls, enormous caves, coral gardens and wrecks, some being 16th century pirate ships. Known as the last untouched coral reef in the Caribbean, it has a marine habitat of over 800 Km with a great quantity of varied marine species like queen conch, lobster, angelfish, wrasses, barracudas, manta rays, groupers and Leatherback, Hawksbill, Loggerhead and Green turtles. In Margarita Island there are some great diving spots like Pampatar, a great place for learning to dive and El Farallon, a giant rock about 14 meters deep where it is possible to see a beautiful bronze statue of the Virgin of Coromoto. Some other islands, despite their small size, have some great diving and snorkeling spots. Cubagua Island is a smaller, sister island to Margarita Island with great marine life. Islas Los Frailes is a snorkeling and diving paradise with walls, platforms, canyons and caves. The Mochima National Park has over 50 dive sites with quartz-walled caves, coral gardens, brightly colored reef fish, rays and mantas. Diving is possible all year round, with water temperatures ranging from 21°C in winter to 27°C in the summer, usually warmer to the south.
Venezuela is a country in South America. Having a shoreline along the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, Venezuela borders Colombia to the west, Guyana to the east and Brazil to the south. Off the Venezuelan coast are the Caribbean islands of Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao and Trinidad and Tobago. The climate varies according to altitude. Lowland areas have a tropical climate, where average annual temperatures range as high as 28°C, while mountainous regions are significantly cooler, with an average yearly temperature of 8°C. The rainy season runs from May to December.
To enter Venezuela, a passport valid for six months on arrival is required by the nationals of most countries. Visas are not required by nationals of Australia, UK, USA, European Union and Canada. For more informations, please contact your travel agent or Venezuelan Embassy or Consulate in your home country.
Vaccinations against Diphtheria, Hepatitis A, Tetanus, Typhoid, Yellow fever, Measles, Rabies, Malaria and Hepatitis B are recommended. For more informations consult your doctor before traveling.
Public payphones use prepaid cards easily available in shopping centers, gas stations and kiosks. Roaming agreements exist with some international mobile phone companies. There are Internet cafes in most urban areas.
120-240/60Hz US plug.
Which locations in Venezuela have underwater photos? Below, you will find the list of locations from Venezuela and for each location a list of underwater photos.
Which marine species can I observe in Venezuela? Below, you will find the list of marine species and the photos for each species.
Which photographers have taken underwater photos in Venezuela? Below, you will find the list of underwater photographers and their photos in Venezuela.
Which scuba diving centers can I dive with in Venezuela? Below, you can see the list of scuba diving centers in Venezuela. Click on “more info” to find out more about each scuba diving center.
Which liveaboard can I dive with in Venezuela? Below, you can see the list of liveaboard in Venezuela. Click on “more info” to find out more about each liveaboard.
Which accommodation can I rest after my dive in Venezuela? Below, you can see the list of accommodation in Venezuela. Click on “more info” to find out more about each accommodation.