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Bonaire Dives On The Hilma Hooker and Windsock

Bonaire Dives On The Hilma Hooker and Windsock

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The Hilma Hooker is a 236 feet long ship. During the last years of her active duty she was used as a drug smuggling ship. While passing Bonaire she was captured when she had to go into port with engine problems. The authorities who had the ship already under surveillance boarded her and found 25,000lb 11,000 kg of Marijuana in a false bulkhead. Because of the poor maintenance she started to take on water at the dock. It was decided to anchor her somewhere where she would not cause any problems if she would sink. This is where she finally sunk in September of 1984.

Here she lies on her side with a minimum depth of about 40 feet 12 meters and a max depth of about 100 feet 30 meters. There are no real penetration options nor should you try. Interesting features like her propeller, rudder and masts make great photo ops. I can see why people declare this wreck as one of the best wreck dives in the Caribbean

Windsock

In the guide books this site is describe it as a beginner’s site. The ease of entry and the depth make this true. Most of the time a description like that makes it also a mediocre experience for more experienced divers. Not this time, we discovered some of the best macro life of all the dives we did on Bonaire. We see Blennys playfully stick their heads out of the coral, Flamingo tongue snails, Banded Coral Shrimp hiding on anemones, Lettuce Leave Slugs crawling playfully over coral heads and Cleaner Shrimp hiding in little crevices in the coral. Although there were less of the bigger schooling fish the macro life made up for that. I have added this site to my favorite macro life dive site list

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