Buddy Dive Resort will celebrate 40 years of Hilma Hooker Diving in 2024

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Buddy Dive Resort will celebrate 40 years of Hilma Hooker Diving in 2024

Tue, 17/10/2023 - 23:44

Press Release

A week-long celebration honoring 40 years of Hilma Hooker wreck diving at Buddy Dive Resort will feature talks, special boat dives, and tons of wreck diving! The event takes place from September 7th to September 13th, 2024.

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Buddy Dive Resort, Bonaireā€™s leading dive hotel is known for its personable staff, spacious accommodations and a dive operation that has something for every diver. Today, the full-service resort houses spacious studios, one, two- and three-bedroom apartments, a full-service dive center, activity desk, two swimming pools, two restaurants, pool bar, vehicle rentals, and the famous drive-thru air and Nitrox fill station. Built with active people in mind, Buddy Dive Resort knows exactly what is needed to make guests comfortable both during their busy day of diving and exploring and during relaxing on the resort. Over the last few years, Buddy Dive Resort was recognized as one of the Worldā€™s Best Dive Resorts & Operations in Scuba Diving magazineā€™s Reader's Choice Awards: Top 100 Gold List.

For more information visit www.buddydive.com.

On September 12, 2024, it is exactly 40 years ago the Hilma Hooker sank.Ā 

The Hilma Hooker is one of the most well-known and favorite (wreck) dives on Bonaire. The wreck is in great shape and easily accessible from shore, as well as by boat, making it the favorite wreck in the Caribbean for many.Ā 

The Hilma Hooker was built in 1951 in The Netherlands under the name Midsland. After changing names many times, it ended up on Bonaire in June 1984. It was in very bad shape and after inspection, the local authorities found a big load of drugs on board of the ship.

The ship was already sinking, and no owner came to claim the ship. That is why it was sank between a double reef at a depth of 30m/ 120 ft, creating a new playground for divers.Ā 

Buddy Dive Resort will celebrate 40 years of Hilma Hooker with a new event: Hilma Hooker Week. During this week ā€“ September 7 - 13, 2024 , guests can sign up for a wide variety of activities such as:

  • Wreck Specialty Courses
  • Guided Penetration Dives
  • Night Wreck Boat Dives
  • Doubles Try Outs
  • Free presentations at Blennies restaurant & bar
  • Dedicated Boat Dives to the Wreck

Would you like to join this extraordinary week dedicated to the Hilma Hooker wreck? Mark your calendars for September 7 ā€“ 13, 2024!

For more information and bookings visitĀ https://buddydive.com/hilma-hooker/ or contact info@buddydive.com.

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