Overview of Hilma Hooker

Hilma Hooker

Hilma Hooker
Bonaire South
ABC Islands


Site Review by
 Todd Reimer
Date: 12/18/2012


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Todd Reimer Entry:    4.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    5.00
City:   Hermosa Beach Reef:    3.00
State:   CA Animal:    3.00
Country:   USA Plant:    3.00
Diving:   6 years Facilities:    3.00
 Dives:   300 Solitude   5.00
    Roads:    5.00


*Average:    3.68
If you are staying at a dive resort that does boat diving, Hilma Hooker will be something that they push you to do with them. However, this really is very unnecessary. As with most south side of Bonaire shore dives, the entry into the water is very easy. Once you are in, you do need to swim out to the 2nd buoy, which is 5 minutes at a leisurely pace. From there, the wreck is directly below you. The wreck is laying in 100 feet of water, but the most interesting parts of the ship to check out is really in the 60-80 foot range. Visibility during the day was fantastic, and there was quite a lot of coral growth all over the ship. Sergeant majors were laying their eggs on the sides of the ship and standing guard. Lots of other sea life hanging around too. The side of the reef wall is right next to the ship, so it's best to dive along the ship first, then make your ascent along the reef and then make your way back into shore. This was another special Bonaire dive that is different than the other typical dives along the island. Worth doing at least once on your trip to Bonaire.    

Enjoyment Level

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

Seasonal Information

Season:    Winter
Year:    2012
Visibility:    5.00
Current:    5.00
Surf:    5.00

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