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Hilma Hooker, Bonaire

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Now the stuff of diving folklore, Hilma Hooker is often considered one of the best shipwreck dives in the Caribbean. The vessel sank in 1984 after a vast amount of marijuana was found onboard. Now the 70 m (229.6 ft) vessel lies on a sand flat between two coral reef systems commonly known as Angel City. In clear deep blue waters, circle the perimeter of this dramatic wreck then swim in for a closer look alongside shoals of tarpon and parrotfish. With depths varying from 20 m (65.6 ft) to 35 m (114.8 ft), the wreck has spots for both beginner and more advanced divers to explore. Put Hilma Hooker at the forefront of your travel plans using our Kralendijk road trip planner .
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  • We went here 2 times on our trip. The wreck is really cool, but the reef down to it is really beautiful as well. The swim out is a little bit far, but if you take your time and aren't too excited to g...  more »
  • Long way to paddle from the shore, average visibility. Cannot really go inside BUT nice corals on the wreck and vivid life around it, can see big tatpons, eels and murenas if you are lucky. Less known...  more »
  • It's a beautiful wreck that not particularly overgrown. Most divers go directly to the wark and look only after that. However the reef there for is definitely worth it!
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You'll most likely stay a stone's throw from the beach during your Kralendijk vacation. Most options in the area line the west coast, where you'll find a selection of holiday apartments, condominiums, and private villas. You can choose between somewhere offering a view of Klein Bonaire Island, or something farther south, closer to the airport.
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