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Wreck Dive on Bonaire

A nice dive of the coast of Bonaire. Easy to dive wreck with of fish around it and some Tarpon and Barracuda that are not afraid of divers. One to do in Bonaire

Reviewed September 4, 2016
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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
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Reviewed September 4, 2016

A nice dive of the coast of Bonaire. Easy to dive wreck with of fish around it and some Tarpon and Barracuda that are not afraid of divers. One to do in Bonaire

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New York City, New York
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26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed August 16, 2016

The story behind this wreck is that the ship, the William Express, was floundering behind Kleine Bonaire when the authorities towed it into harbor for repairs. Mysteriously overnight, the crew then disappeared into thin air, leaving the island with a leaky boat and a puzzle: who or what had been on board? Putting out a notice, the Bonaireans were contacted... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed July 21, 2016

235 foot locker freighter that is laying on it's side between the two reef systems in the southern part of the island of Bonaire. You must dive this if you are visiting the island to SCUBA dive. Try to go early in the morning to avoid rougher seas and more people. Entry can be slippery so step carefully. Best in... More 

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Kapaa, Hawaii
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed July 3, 2016

We didn't expect it to be so big. We were just diving down the reef and could see this big, black object sitting in the sand. was really a cool dive!

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Eugene, Oregon
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335 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
Reviewed June 15, 2016

I love ship wrecks , this is a very good wreck dive because it has wide openings and safe to swim through . I have been to Bonaire twice and on each trip I have done this dive several times .

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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116 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

We love the Hilma Hooker. It's an advanced dive but very easy. It's still in good shape so you can have a good sense of how she was. Lots of Sargent fish guarding their nests in the hull. There are a couple of enormous groupers that hang around the wreck. You can almost pet them, they're so tame. Very fun... More 

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New York
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26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

This Hilma Hooker can be dove from shore or a boat. I've done both. The shore entry is challenging over spiny urchins and there is a big step down into the sand. You need to be extremely careful. Then there are three surface markers one for the stern to the South, one for the bow to the North and one... More 

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Minot, North Dakota
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 18, 2016

I am a new diver, and I had a few dives under my belt when my husband (who is an advanced diver) and I did this dive. I thought it was easy to access from the shore, and I didn't really feel a current the day that we went, although I'm sure it changes. We did not go inside the... More 

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Okla
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123 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed May 8, 2016

As newer divers, this was actually the first wreck dive we did. Not being qualified we didn't enter the ship but I'm not even sure you can. There was plenty to see from the side and above. This ship was intentionally sunk after drugs were confiscated on it and then the ship was unclaimed. This is easy to access from... More 

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Janesville, Wisconsin
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42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed April 29, 2016

This site is for advanced divers. And it is supposed to be a must do if you fall into that category. I don't dive, but we snorkel. One windy day we decided we would just at least snorkel above it to see it. Got out to the markers very quickly. Yes, it did look very cool. Turned back around to... More 

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