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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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  • The Hilma Hooker is a great wreck diving site on Bonaire. Entry can be a little difficult, but further left (near the entry exit rock) worked best for us. When you swim through the cargo bay, keep an ...  more »
  • Straight forward shore entry, can surface swim to bouys for decent or submerge earlier and enjoy following the wall down. Easy dive, little to no current, with a field of grass eels on the far side of...  more »
  • This is a great dive on a wreck. Max depth is 100 feet to the sand and the wreck is on it its side. The holds are all open so you go inside but there are some tight spots you will won't to stay out of...  more »

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