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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 knew nothing of the wreck, we just happened to see a couple of divers emerge from the water who told us about it. Being a snorkeler i was told i might just see it, but to be fair the day was overca...  more »
  • Park 15' from the water. Easy swim to a 60-100' deep wreck. No current to speak of and fairly good visibility. Tarpon, moray eel, puffer, and barracuda highlighted the long list of sightings. Winds ma...  more »
  • I will admit that this was my first wreck dive, but I found it to be incredibly fun. To begin, it is easily accessible from shore, and lies in relatively shallow water (20 to 30 meters). The fish life...  more »

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