The Hilma Hooker (Nathan Borchelt)


One of the island's more remarkable wreck dives, this 130-foot-long boat sits off the southwestern coast, and becomes visible at about 50 feet. Her mast is tilted into the sea floor and an extensive reef slopes up from under hull. Local lore says it was a drug-running boat, and was caught in 1984 with more than 25,000 pounds of marijuana.

 
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Away Travel Editor: Nathan Borchelt
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Editor Rating 5.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Scuba Diving
Editor Tips & Helpful Hints
  • The wreck is marked with a yellow buoy attached to the ship's bow. It's an easy swim out, but the entry is pretty rocky; wear booties.
  • Start by looping around to the hull; the mast marks the dive's deepest part (at around 100 feet), and then begin your gradual ascent by working your way around the stern, and then return via the sloping reef that anchors the hull.
  • You can enter a few of the boat's storage spots, but do so carefully. And it's a good idea to bring a dive light on this trip to see some of the wreck's details.



Visitor Information


Neighborhood: Bonaire
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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