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Hilma Hooker, Bonaire

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#2 of 6 in Historic Sites in Bonaire
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 Bonaire road trip planner .
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  • During our dive to Hilma Hooker we had very poor visibility. Very sorry for our photos and movies. For the rest it was kind of fun to have the wreck once seen. A group of tarpons and a large walls in the wreckage spotted.
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  • Dove this site from a boat and from the shore. If you have the means to shore dive, it's an easy swim out to the wreck. If you're going with an arranged boat dive (in other words your dive shop found ...  more »
  • The wreck is huge if unspectacular. Saw a pair of spotted eagle rays and got some great video! The reef is very nice, can never tell what you'll see. Unfortunately the ocean does not have show times.  more »
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