Solitude One

  • Nitrox
  • CCR
  • Internet
  • PADI
  • Camera Station
  • Charging Station
  • Massage

Originally rebuilt from a 52metre (171ft) steel hulled merchant vessel, MV Solitude One underwent a complete makeover from her initial form to define new standards in hospitality and diving. With clients’ comfort in mind, she was purpose‐built to incorporate smart designs, functionality and comforts close to home, with the ever subtle touch of luxury.
Solitude Liveaboard’s definition of luxury begins with its design, creating purposeful and functional spaces for rest and play. Her dive deck and boat deck space can also be easily modified to reconfigure for major exploration expeditions, while still providing the exploration team members the luxury of modern home comforts.

Accommodation

  • 1 Stateroom

    There are 2 Stateroom double bed cabins 1 on the main deck and 1 on the lower deck. Both cabins have private en-suite bathrooms with hot water shower, Individual Air Conditioning System, Safe Deposit Box, Hair Dryer, Bath/Face Towels, Bath and Shampoo Gel.

  • 2 Deluxe Cabin

    There 7 Deluxe double/twin bed cabins, 1 on the main deck and 6 on the lower deck. All cabins have private en-suite bathrooms with hot water shower, Individual Air Conditioning System, Safe Deposit Box, Hair Dryer, Bath/Face Towels, Bath and Shampoo Gel.

  • 3 Family Cabin

    There is one Standard Quad/Family Cabin on the lower deck with 2 x Twin Beds and 2 Twin Bunk Beds. Equipped with a private en-suite bathroom with hot water shower, Individual Air Conditioning System, Safe Deposit Box, Hair Dryer, Bath/Face Towels, Bath and Shampoo Gel.

Dining

The cuisine is varied with local, Asian and Western selections, to suit every taste. No effort will be spared in assuring your pallet is completely satisfied. Beer, cocktails, spirits, wines and champagne are available on a bar tab basis.
Vegetarian and Special dietary menu available on request.

Diving

The dive deck is at the rear of the main deck in a dedicated shaded outdoor area with camera rinse tanks, camera table and private storage place for each diver. All dives are done from dive skiffs. Dive groups will be separated in the dive skiffs by experience levels and types of dives requested.
Nautilus Lifeline GPS/VHF Radio: Available if you do not own one (Solitude One channel: 77). Mandatory to dive with one.
Surface Marker Buoy (SMB): Mandatory to dive with one.
Rebreather Support: Only on Full Charters with Rebreather Divers.

  • Nitrox 7 Nights Trip 135$
  • Nitrox per Dive 8$
  • Private Dive Guide - Daily 150$
  • Nautilus Lifeline
  • Rebreather Support

Dive Courses

Solitude One offers PADI Dive Courses and Specialties.
Other specialty courses are available on request, please email us for further information and prices.
All courses are subject to allowable time and availability. Contact us for more info and prices.

  • PADI Discover Scuba Diving
  • PADI Open Water
  • PADI Open Water Referral
  • PADI Adventure Dives
  • PADI Advanced Open Water
  • PADI NItrox Course

Equipment Rental

Dive Equipment Rental prices based on 7 days cruises.

  • Full set 200$
  • BCD, Regulator, Computer 125$
  • BCD 50$
  • Regulator 50$
  • Dive Computer 50$
  • Wetsuit 50$
  • Mask & Snorkel 30$
  • Fins 30$
  • Torch

Facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Air Conditioned Saloon
  • Sun Deck
  • Shaded Deck Area
  • Diving Deck
  • Camera Room
  • Camera Station
  • Camera Rinse Tank
  • Charging Station
  • Library
  • Jacuzzi

Services

  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Laundry Service
  • Land Tours
  • WWII Historical Tours
  • Airport Transfer

Boat Features & Safety Equipment

Build 1979
Rebuild 2013
Length 52m
Beam 8.6m
Max Speed 14 knots
Cruising Speed 11 knots
Engine Main 2698HP / Auxiliary Propulsion Engine
Maximum guests 28-32
Cabins 10
Max Guest 22
Satellite Phone Yes
Safety Equipment life rafts, lifejackets, lifebuoys, fire alarm, fire extinguisher, search lights, oxygen, EPIRB
Communication VHF radio, Long Range Single Side Band Radio
Navigation Radar, Magnetic Compass, Depth sounder, GPS
Dive Skiffs 2 x 11.5m Fiberglass Purpose-Built Boats (with Twin 150HP or 200HP 4-stroke Outboard Engines)

Cruise Price Includes

Accommodation
Full‐Board Meal Plan with in‐between meal snacks;
3 or 4 daily guided Boat Day Dives
Complimentary Rock Island & Jelly Fish Lake
Return KOROR (Palau) Airport Transfer to MV Solitude One

Cruise Price Excludes

State Cabin/Room Tax (10USD per Day)
Koror State Diving Permit including Rock Island & Jellyfish Lake (USD100) for up‐to‐10 days
Peleliu Diving Permit (USD30) for up‐to‐10 Days
Koror Airport Departure & Green Tax (USD50)
Late check‐out (disembarkation) with Dinner (50USD per person).
Gratuities
Scuba & Skin Diving Equipment
Enriched Air Nitrox

  • Palau 8 Days - 7 Nights Cruise

    Day 1 – Embarkation begins from 1800Hrs Embarkation and airport or hotel pick‐up transfers will begin from 1800hrs. If you are arriving after midnight on day 1, do not worry, you will be met by our crew at the airport on your arrival and be transferred to Solitude One. The distance from the airport to the embarkation point is no more than 30 minutes. If you are staying at a hotel in Koror or Malakal, our crew will communicate with your hotel/resort front desk to inform you of your pickup time. Embarkation transfers will stop at 1000hrs on Day 2 as Solitude One will get underway leaving Malakal Harbour.
    Upon boarding Solitude One, a welcome from the rest of our crew awaits you. Orientation and registration (remember your C‐Cards and/or Log Books!) will begin once you are welcomed. You are encouraged to complete your registration and general liability release forms prior to arriving in Palau; this way you will save yourself some time with the orientation and can use this towards getting yourself settled in and rested! If you have not, there is nothing to worry about as you can complete them after the orientation to hand to your cruise directors. During the registration, the Koror and Peleliu Permit Fees & taxes (total of
    US $160) will be collected (cash only) as well. Jellyfish Lake Permit fees of US $50 (optional trip) will also be collected.
    Day 2 ‐ 2 or 3 dives
    Choice of Sites: Helmet Wreck/Chandelier Cave/Jake Seaplane/Teshio Maru
    Day 3 – 3 or 4 dives
    Choice of Sites: Iro Wreck/Ulong Channel/Sandy Paradise/Siaes Corner
    Leave Malakal Lagoon Anchorage for Ulong Island after first dive.
    Day 4 – 3 or 4 dives
    Choice of Sites: Siaes Tunnel/Siaes Corner/Ulong Channel/Sandy Paradise/German Channel/New Drop‐Off
    Leave Ulong Anchorage for German Channel Anchorage via Whale Island
    Day 5 & 6 – 3 or 4 dives a day
    Choice of Sites: Peleliu (Wall/Cut/Express/Corner)/Orange Beach/German Channel/Blue Corner/Blue
    Holes)/Turtle Cove/Big Drop‐Off
    Day 7 – 3 dives, your last dive has to conform to our 18 hours no‐fly/no‐altitude policy
    Choice of Sites: German Channel/Blue Corner/New Drop‐Off/Big Drop‐Off /Ngedbus Corner
    Return to Malakal Lagoon Anchorage in the late evening.
    Day 8 ‐ No Diving
    After a big breakfast, you have optional complimentary tours (you will only need to pay for the entry permit fees) of Jellyfish Lake & Milky Way by speed boat. After the tour, you will return to Solitude One and prepare for check out before a late lunch. You will also be briefed on your check‐out bills for you to prepare for payment. We accept USD Cash (preferred) or Credit Card (Please let the cruise directors know the day before disembarkation). Disembarkation (check‐out) will be by 1700hrs (dinner is not included). Late check‐out till latest 0000Hrs (the next day) can be accommodated (US $50 per person which includes dinner) subject to availability

  • Palau 11 Days - 10 Nights Cruise

    Day 1 – Embarkation begins from 1800Hrs Embarkation and airport or hotel pick‐up transfers will begin from 1800hrs. If you are arriving after midnight on day 1, do not worry, you will be met by our crew at the airport on your arrival and be transferred to Solitude One. The distance from the airport to the embarkation point is no more than 30 minutes. If you are staying at a hotel in Koror or Malakal, our crew will communicate with your hotel/resort front desk to inform you of your pickup time. Embarkation transfers will stop at 1000hrs on Day 2 as Solitude One will get underway leaving Malakal Harbour.
    Upon boarding Solitude One, a welcome from the rest of our crew awaits you. Orientation and registration (remember your C‐Cards and/or Log Books!) will begin once you are welcomed. You are encouraged to complete your registration and general liability release forms prior to arriving in Palau; this way you will save yourself some time with the orientation and can use this towards getting yourself settled in and rested! If you have not, there is nothing to worry about as you can complete them after the orientation to hand to your cruise directors. During the registration, the Koror and Peleliu Permit Fees & taxes (total of
    US $160) will be collected (cash only) as well. Jellyfish Lake Permit fees of US $50 (optional trip) will also be collected.
    Day 2 - 2 or 3 dives
    Choice of Sites: Helmet Wreck/Chandelier Cave/Jake Seaplane/Teshio Maru
    Day 3 - 4 dives
    Choice of Sites: Iro Wreck/Helmet Wreck/Chandelier Cave/Buoy 6
    Leave Malakal Lagoon Anchorage for Ulong Island after first dive.
    Day 4 - 4 dives
    Choice of Sites: Siaes Tunnel/Siaes Corner/Ulong Channel/Sandy Paradise
    Day 5 - 3 or 4 dives
    Choice of Sites: Siaes Tunnel/Siaes Corner/Ulong Channel/Sandy Paradise
    Leave Ulong Island Anchorage for Whale Island
    Day 6 to 9 - 4 dives per day
    Choice of Sites: Peleliu (Wall/Cut/Express/Corner)/Orange Beach/German Channel/Blue Corner/Blue Holes)/Turtle Cove/Big Drop‐Off/New Drop‐Off/Ngedbus Corner
    Day 10 - 3 dives, your last dive has to conform to our 18 hours no‐fly/no‐altitude policy
    Choice of Sites: German Channel/Blue Corner/New Drop‐Off/Big Drop‐Off /Ngedbus Corner
    Return to Malakal Lagoon Anchorage in the late evening
    Day 11 ‐ No Diving
    After a big breakfast, you have optional complimentary tours (you will only need to pay for the entry permit fees) of Jellyfish Lake & Milky Way by speed boat. After the tour, you will return to Solitude One and prepare for check‐out before a late lunch. You will also be briefed on your check‐out bills for you to prepare for payment. We accept USD Cash (Preferred) or credit card (please let the cruise directors know the day before disembarkation). Disembarkation (check‐out) is by 1700hrs (dinner is not included). Late check‐out till latest 0000Hrs (the next day) can be accommodated (US $50 per person which includes dinner) subject to availability

  • Tubbataha Reef National Park 7 Days - 6 Nights

    Day 1 – Embarkation (Puerto Princesa) begins from 1400Hrs Embarkation at the harbor of Puerto Princesa starts from 1400Hrs. Only transfers from Puerto Princesa Domestic Airport are included in the cruise package. Hotel/resort transfers to the embarkation point can be organized by Solitude with a 3rd party transportation company but will be subject to charges. These charges will vary depending on your location. You are best advised to organize with your resort/hotel to be transferred directly to the embarkation point or to Puerto Princesa Domestic Airport Terminal where we can pick you up from 1400hrs onwards.
    Upon boarding Solitude One, a welcome from the rest of our crew awaits you. Orientation and registration (remember your C‐Cards and/or Log Books!) will begin once you are welcomed. You are encouraged to complete your registration and general liability release forms prior to embarkation; this way you will save yourself some time with the orientation and can use this towards getting yourself settled in and rested! If you have not, there is nothing to worry about as you can complete them after the orientation to hand to your cruise directors. During the registration, Permit and National Park fees will be collected as well. Please refer to our “Know‐Before‐You‐Go” document for the complete guide and amount. Dinner is included. Solitude One will get underway towards Tubbataha Reef National Park at sunset (estimated time of travel is 10 hours)
    Day 2, 3 & 4 - 3 or 4 dives daily, North & South Atoll
    As dive sites in Tubbataha Reefs are in close proximity, dive sites will be scheduled based on tides/currents as well as communicating with other liveaboards in the vicinity to avoid overcrowding a particular dive site.
    Day 5 & 6 - 3 or 4 dives daily, North Atoll & Jessie Beazley Reef
    As dive sites in Tubbataha Reefs are in close proximity, dive sites will be scheduled based on tides/currents as well as communicating with other liveaboards in the vicinity to avoid overcrowding a particular dive site. Your last dive has to conform to our 18 hours no‐fly/no‐altitude policy. Solitude One will get underway towards Puerto Princesa (estimated time of travel is 9 hours) after the scheduled final night dive in Jessie Beazley Reef.
    Day 7 ‐ No diving, disembarkation (Puerto Princesa) at 1100hrs
    During 0700hrs to 0800Hrs, you will be advised by a member of our crew on your bill (If you have any payments for Satellite Communications, Equipment Rentals, EANitrox, Alcohol, etc.). Please check that it is correct and make your payment at your convenience before 0930Hrs. We accept only CASH in USD (Preferred) or Philippines Pesos (PHP). After a big breakfast, we will organize an appreciation briefing followed by final disembarkation for our guests. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate late Check‐Out requests as we have to prepare for the new cruise the next day

  • Southern Visayas and Tubbataha 10 Days - 9 Nights

    Day 1 – Embarkation (Cebu, Philippines) begins from 1600Hrs
    Embarkation starts from 1600hrs. The location will be advised closer to the date of departure. Only transfers from Mactan International/Domestic Airport are included in the cruise package, hotel/resort transfers by Solitude to the embarkation point are available but will be subject to charges. These charges will vary due to the size of the island of Cebu. You are best advised to organize with your hotel/resort to be transferred directly to the embarkation point or to Cebu’s Mactan International/Domestic Terminal where we can pick you up from 1600hrs onwards.
    Upon boarding Solitude One, a welcome from the rest of our crew awaits you. Orientation and registration (remember your C‐Cards and/or Log Books!) will begin once you are welcomed. You are encouraged to complete your registration and general liability release forms prior to embarkation; this way you will save yourself some time with the orientation and can use this towards getting yourself settled in and rested! If you have not, there is nothing to worry about as you can complete them after the orientation to hand to your cruise directors. During the registration, Permit and National Park fees will be collected as well. Please refer to our “Know‐Before‐You‐Go” document for the complete guide and amount. Dinner is included.
    Day 2 – 4 dives
    Solitude One will get underway in the early hours to arrive at Oslob at Sunrise.
    Dive Sites include diving with the Whalesharks, Sumillon Islands.
    Day 3 – 3 dives (No Night Dive)
    Leave Oslob for Zambuangita (Dumaguette) about 0400Hrs.
    All Dive Sites are in Apo Island.
    Leave Apo Island for Cagayan Islands about 1600Hrs.
    Day 4 – 3 dives
    All Dives Sites are in Cagayancillio Island (Cagayan Islands).
    Leave Cagayan Islands for Tubbataha North Reef at about 1800Hrs.
    Day 5, 6, 7 and 8 - 3 or 4 dives daily
    All Dive Sites are in Tubbataha North Reef (Day 5 & 6) and South Reef (Day 7 & 8) but not necessary in that order; as dive sites in Tubbataha Reefs are in close proximity, dive sites will be scheduled based on tides/currents as well as communicating with other liveaboards in the vicinity to avoid overcrowding a particular dive site.
    Day 9 - 3 or 4 dives, your last dive has to conform to our 18 hours no‐fly/altitude policy
    Leave Tubbataha South Reef for Jessie Beazley Reef at sunrise.
    Dive Sites in Jessie Beazley Reef.
    Leave Jessie Beazley Reef by 1800Hrs for Puerto Princesa (port of disembarkation).
    Day 10 ‐ No diving, disembarkation (Puerto Princesa) at 0930Hrs
    During 0700Hrs to 0800Hrs, you will be advised by a member of our crew on your bill (If you have any payments for Satellite Communications, Equipment Rentals, EANitrox, Alcohol, etc.). Please check that it is correct and make your payment at your convenience before 0930Hrs. We accept only CASH in USD (Preferred) or Philippines Pesos (PHP).

  • Northern Visayas & Southern Leyte 8 Days - 7 Nights

    Day 1 – Embarkation (Cebu, Philippines) begins from 1600Hrs
    Embarkation starts from 1600hrs. The location will be advised closer to the date of departure. Only transfers from Mactan International/Domestic Airport are included in the cruise package, hotel/resort transfers by Solitude to the embarkation point are available but will be subject to charges. These charges will vary due to the size of the island of Cebu. You are best advised to organize with your hotel/resort to be transferred directly to the embarkation point or to Cebu’s Mactan International/Domestic Terminal where we can pick you up from 1600hrs onwards.
    Upon boarding Solitude One, a welcome from the rest of our crew awaits you. Orientation and registration (remember your C‐Cards and/or Log Books!) will begin once you are welcomed. You are encouraged to complete your registration and general liability release forms prior to embarkation; this way you will save yourself some time with the orientation and can use this towards getting yourself settled in and rested! If you have not, there is nothing to worry about as you can complete them after the orientation to hand to your cruise directors. During the registration, Permit and National Park fees will be collected as well (Northern Visayas/Southern Leyte itinerary, Fees will be advised later). Dinner is included.
    Day 2 – 3 or 4 dives
    Solitude One will leave in the early hours for Malapascua
    Dive Sites ‐ Chocolate Island (Great Macro)
    Day 3 – 3 or 4 dives
    Dive sites include Monad Shoal ‐ Threshers (Pre‐Dawn) and Gato Island in the afternoon (White tip reef sharks, tunnel dive, great macro)
    Day 4 – 3 dives per day
    All dive sites Monad Shoal – Threshers (pre‐dawn AGAIN) and Kalangaman Island (Beautiful Beach!)
    Dive Sites are Reef Dives (good coral life, schooling Jack fish)
    Day 5 – 3 or 4 Dives
    Solitude One will leave for Limasawa Island (Southern Leyte)
    Dive sites (Reef/Wall Dives) include Bonnie’s Place, Adrian’s Cove, Gunter’s Wall.
    Day 6 – 4 dives
    Dive sites in Da Napantao/Pintuyan for the Whale Sharks and Night Dives in Little Lembeh for great muck dive
    Day 7 – 3 or 4 dives, your last dive has to conform to our 18 hours no‐fly/no‐altitude policy
    Dive sites in Sugar Bay/Padre Burgos ‐ Muck diving for Great Macro
    Leave Mactan, Cebu
    Day 8 – Disembarkation
    During 0700Hrs to 0800Hrs, you will be advised by a member of our crew on your bill (If you have any payments for Satellite Communications, Equipment Rentals, EANitrox, Alcohol, etc.). Please check that it is correct and make your payment at your convenience before 0930Hrs. We accept only CASH in USD (Preferred) or Philippines Pesos (PHP). After a big breakfast, we will organize an appreciation briefing followed by final disembarkation for our guests. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate late check‐out requests as we have to prepare for the new cruise the next day.

  • Central & Southern Visayas 8 Days - 7 Nights

    Day 1 – Embarkation (Cebu, Philippines) begins from 1600Hrs
    Embarkation starts from 1600hrs. The location will be advised closer to the date of departure. Only transfers from Mactan International/Domestic Airport are included in the cruise package, hotel/resort transfers by Solitude to the embarkation point are available but will be subject to charges. These charges will vary due to the size of the island of Cebu. You are best advised to organize with your hotel/resort to be transferred directly to the embarkation point or to Cebu’s Mactan International/Domestic Terminal where we can pick you up from 1600hrs onwards.
    Upon boarding Solitude One, a welcome from the rest of our crew awaits you. Orientation and registration (remember your C‐Cards and/or Log Books!) will begin once you are welcomed. You are encouraged to complete your registration and general liability release forms prior to embarkation; this way you will save yourself some time with the orientation and can use this towards getting yourself settled in and rested! If you have not, there is nothing to worry about as you can complete them after the orientation to hand to your cruise directors. During the registration, Permit and National Park fees will be collected as well (Northern Visayas/Southern Leyte itinerary, Fees will be advised later). Dinner is included.
    Day 2 – 3 dives
    Solitude One will leave in the early hours for Oslob
    Dive Sites ‐ Whale Sharks Sanctuary and Sumilon Island
    Solitude One will leave for Pescador Island
    Day 3 – 3 or 4 dives
    Dive sites include Pescador Island West, the sardines Storm in Panagsama
    Day 4 – 3 dives per day
    Tongo Point for Turtles. Marine Sanctuary for the huge sea fans and plane wreck
    Solitude One will leave for Apo Island
    Day 5 – 3 or 4 Dives
    All dive sites Wall Dives ‐ Schooling Jacks, Turtles, reef fishes
    Day 6 – 3 or 4 Dives
    Drift Dives sites ‐ Barracuda, reef life
    Day 7 – 2, 3 or 4 dives, your last dive has to conform to our 18 hours no‐fly/no‐altitude policy
    Dive sites in Dauin ‐ Macro Dives, frogfishes, crustaceans
    Day 8 – Disembarkation
    During 0700Hrs to 0800Hrs, you will be advised by a member of our crew on your bill (If you have any payments for Satellite Communications, Equipment Rentals, EANitrox, Alcohol, etc.). Please check that it is correct and make your payment at your convenience before 0930Hrs. We accept only CASH in USD (Preferred) or Philippines Pesos (PHP). After a big breakfast, we will organize an appreciation briefing followed by final disembarkation for our guests. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate late check‐out requests as we have to prepare for the new cruise the next day