Solitude One, Indonesia

Excellent food and drinks

“Turtles and large schools of jacks, sweet lips, trigger fish and other fishes. Beautiful pristine coral reefs. Large accommodation…”

Giselle S, United States United States
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Highlights

  • Small groups for a personalized diving experience
  • Digital camera studio for photography enthusiasts

The Solitude One Liveaboard is a beautiful 52m ex-merchant vessel. The Solitude One underwent a full makeover in 2013, and this steel-hulled boat is now a purpose-built dive liveaboard, incorporating smart design, functionality, and home comforts.

The Solitude One Liveaboard has 10 beautifully designed cabins, each with individual climate-controlled air conditioning, en-suite bathrooms, and many other home comforts, such as hair dryers and bathrobes. For relaxation aboard the Solitude One Liveaboard, you can choose between the lounge with plush comfy chairs or the beautiful sun deck to watch dolphins breaking the surface. The Solitude One Liveaboard Chefs take your dining experience seriously, and divers will be satisfied by the cuisine and snacks available throughout the day.

You will dive into the amazing sites of Palau or the beautiful crystal clear waters of the Philippines in comfort and with ease. Groups are kept small, and the experienced and professional dive guides are always on hand to assist with any issues. With a digital camera studio, camera set-up bench, and a large camera rinse tank, the Solitude One Liveaboard will surely give you a dive vacation to remember.

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Included: VAT, Port Fees, Airport Transfer, Hotel Transfer, Drinking Water, Soft drinks, Tea & Coffee, Beach BBQ, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Kayaks, Stand Up Paddleboard, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, Deck Towels.

Required Extras: Environment Tax, Fuel Surcharge (30-110 USD per day), National Park Fees (250 USD).

Optional Extras: Dive Insurance, Travel Insurance, Gratuities, Alcoholic Beverages, Special Dinner, Nitrox, Nitrox Course, Private Dive Guide (150 USD per day), Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses, Snorkel Gear, Snorkeling Guide, Laundry / Pressing Services, WiFi internet (20-100 USD).

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Boat features

  • Laundry Service
  • Camera Station
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • TV in cabins
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Paid Internet
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outside Showers
  • Family Cabins
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Kayaks On-Board
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Naturalist Itineraries
  • Nearly 1:1 Crew-to-Guest Ratio
  • Leisure Deck
  • Available for Charter
  • Stand Up Paddleboard

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Vegan Options
  • Fine Wines Selection
  • Free Soft Drinks
  • Wine Available
  • Fine Cuisine
  • Beach BBQ
  • Full-board Option
  • Al Fresco Dining

If you have any specific dietary requirements whilst on-board your cruise, you can add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form. We advise limiting these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies.


Diving

  • DIN Adaptors
  • Nitrox available
  • Rebreather Support
  • Rinse Hoses
  • Dive deck
  • Tenders for diving
  • Sidemount Diving
  • Shaded Diving Area

The crew speaks English and Spanish.


Gear Rental

There is diving gear available on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form. See below for further details on inclusions and pricing. Show prices.


Drawings & Vessel Layouts

#deckplan floorplan

Boat Specifications

  • Year built 1979
  • Year renovated rebuilt 2013
  • Length 52 meters
  • Beam 8.6 meters
  • Top speed 12 knots
  • Cruising speed 8 knots
  • Engines Main 2698HP / Auxiliary Propulsion Engine
  • Max guests 24
  • Number of cabins 11
  • Number of bathrooms 10
  • Tenders 2 x 11.5m (37ft) Fiberglass Purpose-Built Boats (with Twin 150HP or 200HP 4-stroke Outboard Engines)
  • Water capacity 50'000 liters
  • Fuel capacity 150'000 liters (Diesel)
  • Freshwater maker 2000 liters

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • E.P.I.R.B. Distress System
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Fishfinder
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Search light
  • Engine room CCTV
  • Crew trained in first aid
  • Emergency flares

Solitude One Reviews

  • 9.2 Superb
  1. Vessel
    9.3
  2. Crew
    9.3
  3. Food
    9.5
  4. Diving
    9.6
  5. Value
    8.6
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Giselle S
  • United States United States
Highly recommended, exceptional concierge service, great dive sites and food.

Turtles and large schools of jacks, sweet lips, trigger fish and other fishes. Beautiful pristine coral reefs. Large accommodations with ample storage, spacious bathroom.

Recommended for
Spectacular reefs/walls, large schools and variety of sea life, excellent service and accommodations.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Sabrina P
  • United States United States
Repeat all-around lovely experience!

This is my 2nd time with Solitude One in Palau. The first experience was so impressive that I had to return! Would highly recommend this liveaboard.

Recommended for
Gorgeous location, great dives, awesome crew!
  • 4.8 Review score
  • Anna B
  • United States United States
Boat is very old but passable, guides not well-trained

Good food, average diving, very long trips to sites from main boat

Recommended for
Nice soft coral, otherwise nothing special
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Sarah L
  • United States United States
Amazing diving in comfort on Solitude 1

Super friendly crew, amazing service. Diving was safe and exciting, the Philippines itinerary really went beyond my expectations, the reefs were so lush and the dives were diverse, from walls to muck to the threshers. It was my second time on the solitude one and I’m looking forward to a third trip.

Recommended for
The crew, the dives, the food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • GLENN Q
  • United States United States
Great experience

Crew went out of their way to please everyone

Recommended for
Service professionalism location
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Sahiba S
  • India India
Can’t say enough good things

The crew on Solitude One really made the experience exceptional. The dive masters are excellent, and know the dive sites very well. Our dive master was incredible at finding tiny things we would never have seen without him. We had some of our favorite dives of all time on our trip. The crew working on the dive deck was wonderful as well - just so helpful, and we loved the hot or cold towels when we got back from a dive, and the hot chocolate after a night dive. Everyone was just so friendly and lively. Just a lot of good vibes. Food was varied and plentiful and tasty - we especially enjoyed some of the baked snacks, all made fresh! We enjoyed reading the reference books and making tea / coffee in the lounge, as well as sunning out on the deck between dives. The rooms were comfortable and kept very clean. Highly recommend Solitude One!

Recommended for
The crew, the diving quality, the food
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Mayleah H
  • Australia Australia
Unreal adventure!

We saw Mantas, sailfish, eagle rays, sea snakes and so many sharks. There were too many highlights to name

Recommended for
Palau diving is incredible - up there with Raja Ampat and Borneo! And Solitude One is an incredible boat to go with. The staff were friendly and accommodating, food was delicious (albeit needing a little more vege variety), and the boat was clean, and relaxing
  • 10 Exceptional
  • christine M
  • Canada Canada
Outstanding!

Knockout itinerary, wonderful beach picnic, very comfortable sleeping quarters.

Recommended for
Spacious, dive-centric details very well designed, with a designated camera room!
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Michael A
  • Philippines Philippines
Awesome!

Diving Tubbataha Reefs’ underwater world

Recommended for
Crew/Dive Guides, Food, Boat
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Kevin R
  • Canada Canada
World Class

Healthy reef with tons of fish, whale shark sightings, spacious boat with great facilities, awesome crew, really fun nighttime activities, best liveaboard food

Recommended for
Amazing diving, fun activities, awesome crew and food