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Hilma Hooker, Bonaire

4.5
#2 of 7 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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  • If you surface swim out to the buoys you can drop down on the wreck, circle around, and then head back to shore over some nice coral. Pretty cool wreck, on its side, fully intact, lots to look at and ...  more »
  • We snorkeled over this and saw it but it was in about 60 feet of water. Needed a dive tank to properly explore it.  more »
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