Overview of Hilma Hooker

Hilma Hooker

Hilma Hooker
Bonaire South
ABC Islands


Site Review by
 John Keane
Date: 02/22/2006


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  John Keane Entry:    4.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    4.00
City:   Boston Reef:    3.00
State:   MA Animal:    5.00
Country:   USA Plant:    3.00
Diving:   18 years Facilities:    3.00
 Dives:   60 Solitude   2.00
    Roads:    5.00


*Average:    3.72
When I did this the first time I had no idea what to expect, as my buddy and I were expecting another wall dive. Some slippery stuff at the entry, but nuthin' too tough, and there was very little (if any) current when we went. We had the site to ourselves in the early afternoon. We found the bottom of the reef at about 65 feet to a sandy bottom. Then we saw the enormous hulking hull. We could make out the bow, and then swam to the stern, where the propeller resides in its aperture, and viewed 6 massive tarpon. Like previous posters noted... watch your clock... there are so many things to check out on this massive wreck that you can easily lose track of time. Approaching the beach, the sandy bottom at 15 feet is a perfect spot for your safety stop. We came back the next day with the camera, since this was our favorite dive of the trip (second favorite is Oil Slick Leap).    

Enjoyment Level

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

Seasonal Information

Season:    Winter
Year:    2006
Visibility:    4.00
Current:    5.00
Surf:    3.00

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