Overview of Hilma Hooker

Hilma Hooker

Hilma Hooker
Bonaire South
ABC Islands


Site Review by
 Kym Haggett
Date: 12/02/2011


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Kym Haggett Entry:    2.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    3.00
City:   Sandhurst Reef:    3.00
State:   Berkshire Animal:    4.00
Country:   England Plant:    3.00
Diving:   8 years Facilities:    3.00
 Dives:   100 Solitude   1.00
    Roads:    4.00


*Average:    2.98
This is really 2 dives on 1 site... The wreck & the reef as a separate dive. This is always a busy dive if you don't get there by 09.30hrs as it's 1 of the most popular on the island. There's a group of large tarpon that hang around just off the wreck like sentinels keeping their eyes on you as you explore their home. Bottom time here can be short due to depth but it's good to have a look under the wrecks at what used to be the decks. No real amount of coral as yet on the underside of the Hooker because they didn't get time to remove the anti-fouling agents when it was sunk but it has started & every year we return there's a little bit more. Entry/exit here is always a challenge which is why a lot of people do it as a boat dive, but it's worth the agro. Just go careful & watch out for holes & loose rocks in the shallows.    

Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:    3.00
Beginner:    2.00
Intermediate:    4.00
Advanced:    4.00
Night diving:    3.00

Seasonal Information

Season:    Summer
Year:    2011
Visibility:    5.00
Current:    5.00
Surf:    5.00

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