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  Tarpon at the Hilma Hooker
by diver-x

The most remarkable wreck that we saw at Bonaire was the Hilma Hooker. She was impounded by the govt in 1984 when she was found to be carrying a bunch of marijuana. A few months later, she was taken out of the harbor and anchored at her present spot when she was found to be leaking oil. A few days later, she mysteriously sank. Today, she's an underwater tourist attraction, and a hangout for barracuda and tarpon. The viz wasn't very good here, and the reef is fairly worn since this is a very popular spot. You can easily penetrate the wreck, which sits at 90 feet at its deepest.

Theme: Scuba Diving
Website: http://www.shorediving.com/Earth/ABC/BonaireS/Hilma_Hooker/index.htm

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Oct 16, 2003
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