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“Great easy wreck dive” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hilma Hooker

Ranked #18 of 100 things to do in Bonaire
Certificate of Excellence
waukesha
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great easy wreck dive”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2012

This wreck is only modestly challenging and a great "first wreck". Plus it is the wreck of the Carribean's biggest drug smuggling bust

Visited February 2012
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Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
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38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great wreck dive”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2012

I have to admit we cheated and dove this site from a boat but it was still a great dive site with lots of photo opportunities!

Visited July 2012
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L.A.
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39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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“Quick Dive worth the Time”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2012

This is THE wreck dive in Bonaire. It is worth the time, but it is a deep dive so it's quick. There are usually several large tarpon hanging around the ship and places you can swim through. A diver recently sighted a manta ray at Hilma Hooker. You can see their video on BonaireTalk.

Visited January 2012
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Houston, Texas
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“Wreck Dive”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2012

Easy dive, well marked, can see the ship well without going beyond recreational dive depths of 60 feet. While swimming around it, look down and see the tarpon hanging out at the bottom.

Visited June 2012
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franklin, MA
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26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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“Nice dive”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2012

Big tarpon, lots of interesting sights on this wreck. Old drug ship that was sunk for divers

Visited June 2012
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