What’s Inside the FBI’s Most Wanted Shipwreck?!

What’s Inside the FBI’s Most Wanted Shipwreck?!

(intense dramatic music) – This ship was actually once wanted by the FBI and INTERPOL, and here’s what we’re thinking. Is it possible that something was missed? Did the authorities overlook
something on the ship, and is there something
still hidden in the remains of the Hilma Hooker just
100 feet below the waves? Well, there’s only one way to find out. (epic orchestral music) How’s it going, everybody? I’m Mark Vins, and welcome back to another
“Blue Wilderness” adventure. Today, we’re in Bonaire, an
island just off the coast of Venezuela at the site
of one of the most famous shipwrecks in all the
Caribbean, the Hilma Hooker. Besides being 100 feet
below tropical blue water amongst some of the most
vibrant choral reefs in all the world, this ship
was actually once wanted by the FBI and INTERPOL and
is now infamous for becoming one of the first major drug
busts of its kind in the region. And here’s what we’re thinking. Did the authorities overlook
something on the ship, and is there something
still hidden in the remains of the Hilma Hooker just
100 feet below the waves? Well, there’s only one way to to find out. Today, we’re gonna be
doing two tanks each. The reason we’re gonna
be doing that is because we’re gonna have limited
bottom time at these depths. So on tank one, we’re
going to scout the ship in its entirety looking for entry points. Tank two, we’re going to enter the ship and look for what’s inside. And with any luck, we’re
gonna find something the FBI missed in one of
its most wanted shipwrecks. You know, look, here we are. This is Mark on number one. Alright, it’s time to dive. (gentle music) Here we go. Diver’s going down. Well, the first set of good
news is that the water is warm, and the visibility is outstanding, today. And since we want to descend slowly. We might as well go check
out the choral reefs, right? I mean, the shipwreck’s
not going anywhere. Wow, look at how alive this ecosystem is! There are so many fish here! And the parrotfish are
especially colorful near Bonaire, just like this one. And check that out. That’s a peacock flounder. I love the way they glide across
the bottom when they swim. Oh, wow! Alright, check this out. This is so bizarre. That’s a salp chain. I haven’t seen many of these before, but we should probably come back and make a full video on them. They’re very interesting. So definitely let me know in the comments if this is something you’d
like to learn more about. Alright, getting toward the
edge of the reef line now, but, wow, look at that! That’s a tarpon. I should say, “Those giant tarpon.” They’re huge. So cool. Alright, let’s head this way. (ominous music) Oh my goodness, there it is, the Hilma Hooker in all its glory. Man, it is so much bigger than I expected. It’s massive, look it! Okay, let’s start our
survey from the front and make our way toward
the back of the ship, which is a little bit shallower. Remember, we’re looking for any openings or places that we can search, and we only have about 18
minutes left down here. So we’re just looking for
opportunities for dive number two. So we can go right back to that spot and give it a good look. Alright, Trent, on this side of the ship is going to be what we’re looking for. Let’s get closer. Whoa, low bridge there. Look out. Okay, well, this is the giant opening that will give us direct
access to the cargo hold, and it will also be a
relatively safe and open place for us to search. One thing we want to
avoid is putting ourselves in places without an easy exit. To search deep within the
confines of this boat, we would need completely different gear. So today’s dive will be
limited by those realities. Okay, this is interesting, but a very tight squeeze
with minimal exits. Probably can’t go through this one. Let’s move on. I can not get over how huge this boat is. Look at how far up it goes. Alright, another tight squeeze here, but this port looks doable. Yep, I think this one
and the main cargo hold are our best bets. Time to head back to
the surface and regroup. Nice job, Trent. Way to go, bud. (laughs) Dive number one in the books. Dive number one was incredible. First of all, let’s talk
about the ship itself. A 235 foot boat sounds
big, but when you see it in person underwater, it is like, whoa! Covers all your peripheral vision, and the good news is we
did do a complete lap around the wreck, and we saw
multiple points of entry, which is good news for dive number two. So on this dive, we’re actually
gonna go inside the ship to start looking around. And as big as it is, I can guarantee you there’s lots of places for things to hide. So we got a more minutes of
interval here on the surface. We’re gonna get geared back
up, head back out in the water, and hope to get lucky. Alright, there it is. Let’s go down and see what we can find. (dramatic music) Well, here goes nothing. Okay, so the first
place we wanna check out is the center cargo hold. Any hidden cargo may have
drifted or fallen out of place after all these years the ship has been slowly disintegrating and
collapsing beneath the waves. So I think we have a decent shot at spotting something in the open. Alright, Trent, hold
above and keep eyes on me. I’m going in. Whoa, the wreck suddenly
just got even bigger. This hold is like a giant cavern, and you can tell it’s
been down here for awhile. Look at all the growth and life living right on the metal of the hull. Okay, here’s a connector hatch that leads to the other hold in front of us. This is safe, plenty of room
to move and exit if needed. Come on through, Trent. We’re good to go over here. Okay, I see some debris
down here at the bottom. Let’s go check it out. That’s not going anywhere. Thought I might be able
to look underneath it, but that is stuck in place. Let’s move on. Okay, cool. I think we found the engine room. Look at all those pipes. Well, there’s no way we’re going in there. Way too dangerous, but
still pretty cool to see. Would love to came back and
explore that room a bit more. Okay, we’ve got about
a 15 foot hallway here with a clear exit. (exhales) I’m going for it. Trent, meet me on the other side. This appears doable. And it’s also probably
our best and last chance to find something, today. Fingers crossed. Okay, whoa. There are so many other passages in here. I definitely couldn’t tell that just looking from the outside. So many places to search. I wish we could go further in, but we just can’t risk it. I have to keep that easy
exit in sight at all times, but I can pop the camera
up for a quick peek. Well, that looks promising. So many places to hide
things on this boat. I can totally see how it
was used for smuggling. And we’re clear. Alright, let’s start our ascent. Look at how giant that propeller is. It must be 20 feet blade to blade. I guess you need a propeller that big if you’re gonna move a boat this huge. Okay, almost to the surface. Let’s take one last look at the Hilma, the FBI’s most wanted shipwreck. Oh, man, that was awesome! We actually got inside the shipwreck, going through all those corridors exploring around with our
high-powered dive lights. Unfortunately, we didn’t find anything, but we had one incredible experience. And hopefully this is
just the first of many shipwreck explorations to
come on “Blue Wilderness.” Alright, still gotta kick our way to shore so we can wrap up this adventure. (hoots) This is tiring. Exploring our first deep water
shipwreck was incredible. Unfortunately, we didn’t find
anything on that second dive in the hull of Hilma Hooker, but that’s not to say it isn’t out there. I mean, that a big shipwreck to explore. And to properly do it, you would definitely
need more bottom time. And if you wanna keep up with us as we travel around the
world, make sure to follow me on Instagram @realmarkvins, and hit that subscribe button
and the notification bell so you don’t miss a second
of the action ahead. I’m Mark Vins. Be brave. Stay wild. We’ll see you on the next dive. If you liked this adventure,
make sure to go back and witness our first ever night dive where we swam alongside
giant sleeping lemon sharks. Oh-oh, that one made us nervous. (nature music)

Randy Schultz

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100 thoughts on “What’s Inside the FBI’s Most Wanted Shipwreck?!

  1. Metzgar says:

    Only 3:25 in and so many animals I didn’t know even existed! Amazing. That salp would be amazing to learn more about.

  2. Metzgar says:

    How come the government doesn’t remove the boat from the ocean? Its definitely been there for a while, but originally it was a brand new thing that doesn’t belong.

  3. The Skinfood Alchemist says:

    Please a salp one

  4. evilcanofdrpepper says:

    I hate how stupidly he sounds when he talks. He says things in 5 word or less segments like everyone watching is a 2 year old. They should either change it or classify it as childrens content for Youtube's new rules.

  5. Odawg848 says:

    I want to learn about the salp chain

  6. Darn Soap says:

    dude that's the man of medan ?? trend moment

  7. jannick-master says:

    It would be interesting to show the other places af the ocian, not all the time the blue wonderful water.


  8. Eli says:

    I couldn't see anything bc marks huge balls were covering the entire screen the whole time

  9. Samuel Brach says:

    Whic one was worse the titanic incident or the hilma hooker

  10. firerainnzz says:

    You got to bring back the vids where you get bitten by insects

  11. jake gao says:

    I want salp chain

  12. Chen-Chia Chang says:

    I'm from the Netherlands

  13. Ray Revolta says:

    I think Jonathan Bird should do a dive there.

  14. Zepkaa says:

    the commentary of this video sounds like it was written by a 1st grader at some times lol.

  15. Alpha Beast2 says:

    So I heard that theres a new wasp?? Called mud dauper.Should check it out.Mud dauper wasp.

  16. Floof.Biscuts says:

    next let’s see area 51

  17. Oliver Meyouhas says:

    is anyone wandering why it says there in the Netherlands

  18. Toine says:

    that was a complete waste

  19. iM guCcI bRo says:

    Mario and mark:swims into shipwreck
    Me:can’t even swim

  20. Matthew Gleeson says:

    Coyote sees stinging insect GET THE CAMERAS!!!!!

  21. Alejandra Soriano says:

    Get biten by a panda ant

  22. Sammy Sandoval says:

    what about coyote perterson

  23. A gaming Dude says:

    great vid

  24. Malik Abukhurma says:

    I will like to learn about that slap

  25. Daily stranger Things videos says:

    We want to see Coyote Peterson petition like this comment if you agree

  26. Sienna Rae says:

    Yes I would love to learn more about the Salp Chain

  27. Frisby Dog says:

    Scalp chain

  28. A G says:

    Yes to video over Salp Chain

  29. MrYattix says:

    Yes a full video on the salp please

  30. Crypt Keeper says:

    Why's this guy narrating and not Coyote?

  31. Karina Camacho says:

    Dive into the wrack of the Queen Anne's revenge

  32. Boris Khanikaev says:

    Anyone else want a video on salp chains?

  33. Aurora Galang says:


  34. Tyler Lindsay says:

    Yep Id love to see the salp

  35. Chris Sanchez says:

    You keep saying you’d love to come back and check it out better let’s see it

  36. luke skyhopper says:

    Mark gets britten by a shark

    Mark: am i ok

  37. llNx Mercyll says:

    Get bit by a panda ant

  38. Matthew Gleeson says:

    im coyote peterson, and im about yo get my bare butt spanked by my mother. gets spanked WORSE THAN ALL STINGS!!!!!!!!!

  39. Steffen Moorer says:

    “Today we are going to be exploring the FBI’s most wanted shipwreck.”

    Knock knock FBI Open Up!!!

  40. random life says:

    I have a yellow jacket nest right near my house and our neighbors have one too

  41. Logan R. Mag says:

    I was half expecting someone to say “I forgot to have my tetanus shot

  42. Makayla Beckman says:


  43. Makayla Beckman says:

    when they said, "we ONLY  have 18 min." I was like, "WHAT ID ONLY STAY 10 SECONDS DOWN THERE!!!!!!!!"

  44. Only Zara says:

    i miss kyotees old video stylessss

  45. Daniyar Sharafutdinov says:

    The salp is so weird!

  46. Chris Patterson says:

    I wanna learn more about the salp chain

  47. Wolf boy says:

    You should do a video on the anaconda

  48. KodiaBear says:

    ur daughter is Puppeter son
    You are a great farther

  49. Rick lunch says:

    salp chain!!!!!!!!

  50. Laura Sciacca says:

    Please do an episode on the slap chain!

  51. Karmic Wheel says:

    Greetings you fabulous Earthlings and Happy Sunday!!! ??I bring Keto friendly cookies to all you friendly Earthlings ?Don't mind me, just cruising by:::::::::::::::::?

  52. ᗩᗰY says:

    I would love to see a video on the salp chain! Super cool looking.

  53. McKatniss says:

    Yes do a video on the salp please

  54. August Siefken says:

    were is caote

  55. erica bentford says:

    I thought you were coyote

  56. Creepy Twins says:

    my gecko was trying to eat mark on my screen XD

  57. Hannah Warren says:

    You are the most dangerous and most dumbest person iv seen

  58. Game master says:

    Clive this comment if you want brave wilderness to do a humgback whale eccounter sorry I’m begging butts the only way we will get their attention

  59. Smash the hedgehog says:

    Are they looking for drugs lmfao

  60. tajshabaile says:

    I want to learn about the salp chain

  61. Ⱥղէօղé ͲąվӀօɾ says:

    I'd love to go deep into that hooker

  62. Graham 51014 says:

    Nice video Mark. But seriously what the hell is a salp chain?!?

  63. Zed Isdead says:

    Stretching these videos to over the 10min mark makes them just really boring.

  64. NotCloakedYT says:

    My brother fought a tarp for like 40 min straight and caught it

  65. Kirai says:

    Get stung by the “Gympie-Gympie stinging tree” ???????? i want to know how it feels and I’m sure everyone else would enjoy it too!

  66. Kristen Lefthand says:

    Can you do a tarantula bite of a king baboon tarantula or an OBT means orange baboon tarantula

  67. johnygogo says:

    Nothing like diving with a hooker!!!

  68. Herowebcomics says:

    Salp chains remind me of much BIGGER things that look like them!
    Also, this shipwreck was crazy!
    It was so overgrown with sea life!

  69. Corn Puff The Squirrely says:

    Who else is reminded of Minecraft?

    Btw, love Coyote and the gang

  70. Bobby Swaby says:

    3:30 –3:35 that's what she said ?

  71. Jael Piedra Montano says:

    Watching this 1080p how about ya'll

  72. Epic Adventures 360 ! says:

    FBI Open Up

  73. Epic Adventures 360 ! says:

    How do you sink like that?

  74. Epic Adventures 360 ! says:

    I want to learn more about the long thing

  75. Epic Adventures 360 ! says:

    What dose?mean

  76. eric Gallant says:

    You made it sound like the FBI sunk the boat in like an epic chase or something or that they had to find it and they found it sunk. They were just doing a check and the captain didn’t have any of the necessary papers so they searched it and seized 25000lbs of weed and detained the boat as evidence but no owner of the boat came to claim it so it sat there unmaintained so it grew leaks and started taking on water so they towed it out to this spot and just let it sink

  77. Kt Playz says:

    I wanna learn bout the sale chain

  78. Lizy Cole says:

    Do the salp!

  79. Backyard Expeditions says:

    I filmed a Peacock flounder, they can change their color to perfectly blend in which is almost as good as an octopus

  80. Fuchin GD เล่นเล่น says:

    Wow I alway want to dive in the ocean I did once and it so cool

  81. Zulkhairi Zuhoori says:

    No me to want to learn about the wall chain

  82. Daffa Rahardian says:

    Man of Medan anyone?

  83. Pokie Myster says:

    We're going to try to find what every one else missed. Owe hold up. Forgot I was to big of a puss to look anywere else everyone done looked. Biggest waist of time of my life. The chain was the best part

  84. Lita says:

    Nice video Mark and crew I liked this video yes!!!!??

  85. Ant Trails says:

    Come visit us for some Cool Ant vids

  86. Gamesandbugs says:

    Lol I want to learn about the sal
    Chain also

  87. nappa0582 says:

    I think this was just an excuse to say "hooker" on the the channel. XD
    But can we get more info on that Salp?!

  88. ꌚꋫꄘꋫꁕÃꆂ B R says:

    whoever he takes a bite of a titanus giganteus da like for him to see

  89. BanAnna says:

    Make a blue wilderness shirt coz i think the logo looks cool

  90. Arianna Estrada says:

    I’m I the only one who wanted Coyote Peterson

  91. Imty Ray says:

    This channel is shut now

  92. Six Hearts says:

    So both Camera men took over the show?

  93. Carlos Sejas says:

    I loved the video. The shipwreck was sooo cool

  94. Agro Pak says:

    man please try out gympie gympie sting
    that would be a hell for for

  95. Sigrún Erla Sigurðardóttir says:

    can you explore the Titanic?

  96. שקד ביסמוט says:

    Wtf is a salp? Can we see a video?

  97. Hash BrownYT says:

    FBI: stay right where u are

  98. RhettyforFun says:

    I like this ship exploration stuff!

  99. derick matong says:


  100. Albert Cunningham says:

    yes plese

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