The honduran sail boat stranded between Kura Rondo and Willemstoren on the 13th of june 1983. The Telisa(Tilisa) beached because the crew supposedly “got their lighthouses mixed up”. The shipwreck lies 400 meters north east of the Willemstoren Lighthouse. Several attempts to salvage the Tilisa were unsuccessful and gradually people began to take bits and pieces from the wrecked boat. Many parts of the Tilisa were sort of recycled. It is often the fate of the Bonaire’s shipwrecks.
BEST DIVE: We recommend to do a little walk north of the lighthouse until you reach a wreck onshore 200 meters away. You are halfway. Progress in the the sea in the east direction, stay at the depth of 9 meters: you should find an anchor and a chain, follow the chain until you reach the Tilisa Del Mar at 160 feet of depth.
DATE: 13th of June 1983.
LOCATION: 500m north of the Willemstoren lighthouse.
RECOMMENDED DEPTH for EXPERT DIVERS*: 30-80 FEET/ 9m-24m
OCR: Bottom Mix in 12 liters TANK, NITROX.
REBREATHER: CCR, SCR.
DIVES: SHORE DIVE, DRIFT DIVE, WRECK DIVE.
CURRENT: STRONG, MIND THE WAVES.
* This dive site is recommended for Expert Divers only. You may be an Expert Diver if you have logged more than 500 “Open Water” dives since the last two years.
NOTE: It is understood that you may dive the Tilisa Del Mar only after your first BNMP Orientation Dive in Bonaire.
We recommend to take a diving insurance during the time of your stay in Bonaire and to make copies of your passport, diving certification and diving insurance.
Always keep some copies with you, in your car or in your bag during your stay in Bonaire.
©2012 Olivier Douvry/GlobeDivers