Solitude One, Micronesia



  • 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, National Park Fees (30-100 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).

Book now, pay later: You can easily place your booking online. We will then hold the spaces for you and you can confirm with a payment later.

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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.


  • 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

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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 22
  • Number of cabins 10
  • 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
  • 35 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 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!
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Rudy W
  • Canada Canada
Comprehensive approach to deliver a good and also safe experience for the guests from pickup from hotel to drop off at airport

Cathedral Cave dive, variety of dives, nice mix with welcome drink, BBQ on the beach, land excursions, sight seeing and cocktail reception towards the end. What was a nice touch was the dedicated tunes for wake up, dive briefing, breakfast, lunch and dinner. The whole organization works like clockwork.

Recommended for
Welcoming and friendly staff, great diving, great food
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Matt L
  • United States United States
Excellent service

The crew was fantastic always quick to help carry your bags, set up gear, etc. The food was great you definitely won’t go hungry. The boat was very nice and well kept.

Recommended for
Crew, food, boat
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Helena S
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Fabulous service, diving, guides, food, crew, other divers - everything was great

As above

Recommended for
Thresher sharks, crew (inc guides) and company
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Sabine F
  • Germany Germany
Awesome Trip to Tubbataha with Solitude One

The boat is fantastic, very spacious and offers all a diver heart is looking for. A professional crew provides first class service, pampers you and reads every wish from your eyes. We got 5 meals a day, which was delicious and also the cabin was excellent. Last but not least, the Diving was great. Conclusion: the best LiveAboard Trip we had and we sure come back for an other tour with Solitude One

Recommended for
fantastic crew, spacious boat, excellent diving
  • 10 Exceptional
  • megan G
  • United States United States
Wonderful experience

Palau is such a special place - beautiful and varied dive sites, abundant sea life and great visibility - there wasn't one dive that I didn't love. I arrived in Koror a few days before the boat my anxiousness to get in the water, I did a few dives with a shore operator. While the dives I did from shore were very good, having more direct access to the dive sites without an hour + skiff ride each way (and the ability to do night dives) made me so glad that I spent the majority of my time on a liveaboard - and I can't imagine a better operator to have gone with. In short - if you plan to dive with Solitude One, prepare to be spoiled. The staff are all not only service-focused and experts at what they do, but overall awesome people and make you feel at home from the minute you step onboard. The food is outstanding (and you will never go hungry), the boat clean and comfortable with lots of extra space to spread out if you want time to yourself (find the hammocks on the sundeck!). Every detail is seen to - from gear being perfectly cleaned and set up for you before each dive, to a smiling face waiting for you with hot (or cold) towels when you return afterwards...this is pampering at it's best. I can't recommend Solitude One enough and look forward to diving with them again in the future!

Recommended for
Exceptional diving, Great food, Awesome crew
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Andrew L
  • United States United States
The boat was relaxing and the diving was excellent.

Every single dive was excellent, but for me Blue Corner, German Channel, and Ulong Channel stood above the rest. How the crew organized the whole trip made everything so easy and relaxing from our wake up call to the dive briefings to gearing up to eating. And the food was, to say the least, excellent! Every meal exceeded all my expectations.

Recommended for
Food, Diving, and Organization
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Helena S
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Blue corner and German Channel, world class diving sites

Recommended for
Wildlife, guides, food
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Gerald M
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
A top class alternative to the Palau Siren which was out of commission at this time

This was an alternative to Palau Siren which had run aground a few months earlier.and was still unavailable.Whilst very different in its layout the facilities and staff were of a very high standard.If offered a free place on one or the other I would be hard pressed to choose.

Recommended for
food,variety of the dives and the heads
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Zayn F
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
palau delivers a consistently high quality dive sites. reefs are pristine with a lot of life.

Good trip and professional crew. Operation could benefit from a few local experienced dive masters.

Recommended for
quality of dive sites, large and spacious boat, friendly crew.