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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. With our online itinerary creator, Kralendijk attractions like Hilma Hooker can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • August 2, 2017
    Swim one of the marker buoys and descend on the line. Shore entry is very easy, surface swim isn't challenging. Max depth on this wreck will tend to be 90ish feet or so, though the guides say that the...  more »
  • June 15, 2017
    Is not too deep (up to approx. 30 m). Not very much fish. If you have a lot of wreck diving experience, it might be what. Kinda nice to greet at 3 very large Tarpons, which live in and around the wreck.
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  • April 23, 2017
    You will want to dive this wreak in Bonaire. It goes from 60 feet to 101 feet and is usually surrounded with large fish. It a large haul and the story around it is pretty cool. The story is it was ful...  more »

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