The Invisibles has made my top five favorite sites at Bonaire. Beautiful Reef’s, bountiful aquatic life, and interesting channels that cut between the reef. When you enter the water like many dive sites you will encounter a sandy bottom without much to see. However as you venture out to the bouy I recommend you drop down about 10 yards before you reach it. If you are slow and careful not to get too close you will find garden eels in the sand before you get to a sandy channel that cuts down through the reef.
Angel City, appropriately named due to the large number of Angel Fish that seem to frequent this dive site. This site was an easy entry, but you will want your snorkel for a surface swim out to the reef. There is a buoy anchored just before the start of the reef at roughly 16ft deep. From there the reef descends to roughly 59ft. At the bottom of the first reef is a sandy bottom that is sort of a narrow shelf before you come to the second reef. The second reef then descends to roughly 150ft.
A little history
Besides being another one of Bonaires great dive dives sites the Hilma Hooker has an interesting story. The Hilma Hooker dive site is a wreck dive and the ship has an intersting story as to how it ended up on the bottom of the sea. The ship itself wasn’t always named the Hilma Hooker it was sold a number of times. Launched in 1951 the ship was named Midsland, it was later sold in 1964 and named the Mistral. She was then sold again a short time later in 1967 and renamed to the William Express. In 1975 the ship then sank off of the Dominican Republic, was re-floated and then sold yet again in 1976 and renamed the Doric Express. She was sold once more to San Andres Shipping from San Andres Colombia and renamed to the Hilma Hooker.