Wreck Dive – Bonaire

We were able to take Pannikin on quite a few occasions to dive sites and dive from the boat with Steve, whilst Ange snorkelled and kept an eye on the boat.  After a recommendation from another yachty we sailed south to a wreck called ‘Hilma Hooker’, a ship sunk in 1984.  We went down off the boat and then ventured into the dark blue deep water, visibility wasn’t brilliant. Steve pointed to something ahead, I squinted expecting to see a fish, then realised the vast ship was right in front of us like a wall.  It would be a strange place to dive if you suffer from vertigo, swimming up and over the hull, lying on its side, and down the other side is a strange experience as it drops to about a 100 feet beneath you.

There were a few corals growing on the topsides laying on the sand, and three large tarpon fish patrolled the entrance to the interior (that didn’t stop us going in for a peak).

This was the ‘wall’ we came across, one side of the hull.

m_jez diving wreckm_susie diving wreck

m_Steve posing on wreck

Steve, such a poser…

m_parrot fish and jezm_susie and steve

m_jez waving

Going up.. That’s Pannikin’s bottom in the background.

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