Wreck of the Hilma Hooker……..

Did a 2 tank dive today – first one took me deeper than I have ever been (95′) and it was on a wreck~! The Hilma Hooker – fun story to this wreck, you can check it out at: https://www.scubadiving.com/history-bonaire-hilma-hooker-shipwreck

Water clarity left some to be desired on the dive, but it was absolutely amazing to watch it come into view.  She lies in 60′ – 100′ of water, on her side. ( top of the ship at 60’… going down to the sea floor at 100′)  I swear, I could have spent all day down there nosing around that ship. I can see now where people get a ‘wreck’ certification to go inside those. That would have been just cooler than hell. Being a newbie at this (and having a very mindful dive master keeping an eye on me) I stayed on the outside like a good little feller…… The deeper you go, the more air you use, but I managed to get in a 37 minute dive on it. Lots of pictures for you. Second dive was at a much shallower reef and water clarity there was much better – lots of fun pictures from that dive as well.

Think I said previous, I finally got a filter for my camera (that fits) and it works every bit as good as I was hoping. I think you’ll see a huge difference in the quality of the pictures now.

Came home and spent the afternoon going through pictures, showing my bride my adventures for the day. Had a couple of drinks and decided to go out for dinner. Tried a spot we’ve been eyeballing for a while now. Decent food but nothing to ‘write home to Mom’ about.

In an effort to keep these a little shorter – I’m gonna leave it here – I hope you enjoy the pictures~~! More over the next day or so.

ALSO: I put up what I think is a very cool video I took a couple of days ago of a Giant Green Moray Eel…… video is entirely too big to load on here… so sorry, if you want to see it – you’ll have to get on Face Book……. [[sorry]]

first mast
Second Mast and crows nest

The Hilma Hooker
This is at 95′

Propeller
Propeller
That be me  🙂 
air bubbles coming from divers inside the wreck
Sand Diver
Stove Pipe Sponge (purple ones)

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Born in Germany as an Army brat - I moved permanently to the United States about the time I was ready to start school - Dad put to me to work when I turned 13 tearing off roofs and packing shingles.. I did that, DE tasseled corn and bucked hay all the way through high school. After graduation, moved down South for a year or so trying to figure what I wanted to do. Finally came home and joined the Air Force serving almost 5 years - which included a 3 year tour in Germany, where I met my Queen. Came home and started working as a roofer. Economy went to crap and I knew I would not be able to support my growing family the way I wanted to, so I pestered the HR department at General Electric until they hired me. A very quick almost 34 years, 4 Daughters and 9 Grandkids later - here I am .... waiting as patiently as I can, to start the next chapter of our life - romping around in the Caribbean Sea checking out the various islands that we have not been to yet. Holy $hit what a ride~!!!! ;-)

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