Cadushy distillery and Hilma Hooker

We visit the local distillery in Rincon. They locally produce several sorts of liquors and spirits. The liquors are based on the cadushy cactus and pure alcohol distilled out of local plant (can’t remember the name) and are then flavoured as of the 6 islands of the Netherlands Antilles. They distil agave as well to produce a local mezcal they name the Tequilla of Bonaire as well as a vodka. They produce as well Rhum aged differently and a whisky, but those require imported ingredients.

The cadushy cactus

In the afternoon I go with Wanna Dive for a boat dive on the Hilma Hooker. You can reach the wreck from the shore, but it requires a 5-10 minutes surface swim and I wanted to do it the easy way, in the comfort of a guided dive.
I changed the setup of my camera and used alternatively the red filter and the light. I start understanding the way to operate the assembly, I will continue with this setup for my next dives.
The wreck is 72m long and sits on a shallow sand patch and it’s impossible to miss. It’s surrounded by tarpons. On the way to the wreck, I spot a small lionfish in the reef.
On the way back, a scorpionfish was kind enough to swim that I could clearly see and follow it to its camouflage position.

Hilma Hooker
Hilma Hooker
Hilma Hooker
Hilma Hooker
Hilma Hooker
Hilma Hooker
Hilma Hooker
Hilma Hooker
Scorpionfish

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