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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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  • One of the must-do dive sites on Bonaire. Many people know it, so it might get crowded. If you wanna get out of this, go early or late. If you don't like it you may give it another try, other day, oth...  more »
  • Diving the Hilma Hooker is a nice experience, easy to dive it is totally strip of everything, laying on the flank this recent wreck give a nice feeling of height, and you may have the chance to dive w...  more »
  • The wreck was an OK part of the dive. Very little sea life except for a green moray and a school of tarpon. Minimal coral growth on the ship. The second, deeper reef was better. Tagged along with thre...  more »
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