Solitude One, Micronesia


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 where you can watch dolphins breaking the surface. The Solitude One Liveaboard Chefs take your dining experience seriously, and divers will be satisfied by the choice of cuisine and snacks available throughout the day.

You will dive 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 is sure to 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: Dive Insurance, Travel Insurance, Environment Tax (100 USD), Fuel Surcharge (30 USD per day), National Park Fees (5,000 PHP), Visas and Fees.

Optional Extras: 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.


  • 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 14 knots
  • Cruising speed 10 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 On-board water maker

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
  • 34 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Christopher H
  • United States United States
World-class diving experience

The one, and only one thing that Solitude One does not do well is advertising itself. The ship is Directed by Alfonso and Silvia who truly understand the business of diving vacations. You can tell by details provided with each dive experience: very detailed dive briefings with pictures, boat assignments, hot tea available after dives, hot or cold wet towels as you return to the main boat after each dive ... the list goes on. Pair that with nicely sized cabins, great food, a camera/computer room, and you have the makings of a truly 5-star diving vacation. My wife and I will highly recommend to our friends!

Recommended for
Great diving guides, quality of boat, delicious food
  • 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
  • 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
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Matt K
  • United States United States
Excellent trip - diving was great and crew was very attentive!

Parrot fish spawning several days before the new moon. Blue Corner did not disappoint. Lots of sharks. Mantas at German channel. Cleaning stations galore for all types and species of fish. Remarkably healthy reefs. Boat was spacious and well accommodated. Cruise directors paid extreme attention to detail right down to the bbq on the beach the last night. Diving was so much better from the Liveaboard than from land (I did both). Much easier, much shorter commutes to dive sites (shaving off >45 min at times), more attentive dive guides, and importantly more relaxing dives. Large diversity of dives - corners, walls/drop offs, channels, shallow and deep dives, spectacular caves/swim throughs, wrecks and even bump head parrot fish spawning before the new moon!

Recommended for
Diving, crew, food
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Edna D
  • United States United States
Bucket list experience that exceeded expectations

Their is a gamut of diving experiences- reef, wreck-ships and plane, cave and reef-hook diving. Jellyfish Lake, Chandelier Cave and Blue Hole/Corner are Palau exclusives. I always enjoy learning new things while diving - experienced reef hook diving for the first time, got to practice using my safety sausage with reel @ safety stops and developed my skills with current dives.

Recommended for
food, service/staff and valet diving
  • 8.0 Very good
  • James P
  • United States United States

Whale sharks

Recommended for
People , food , safety
  • 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
  • United States United States
Best in Palau

All wonderful. Cruise directors & dive guides went above and beyond to provide the best experience possible. Crew was great, cabin awesome. We will be back.

Recommended for
Crew, dive sites, ship
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Sarah L
  • United States United States
Luxe Boat with Great Staff

I loved the land excursions and the diversity of the dives. Water was so warm and everything seemed really safe.

Recommended for
Dive Masters, Biat Staff, Dives
  • 10 Exceptional
  • United States United States
Great experience

Crew went out of their way to please everyone

Recommended for
Service professionalism location
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Carmen M
  • Spain Spain
good experience

The place. Some Spanish member in the crew. The professionality.

Recommended for
The crew. The comfortability of the boat. The dive sites.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Michael B
  • Germany Germany
nice week on board

Perfekt organisation, Best dives, we have to come back.

Recommended for
Sharks, Staff, Boat
  • 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
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Helena S
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Blue corner and German Channel, world class diving sites

Recommended for
Wildlife, guides, food
  • 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
  • 7.6 Good
  • René M
  • Liechtenstein Liechtenstein
Great for big fish, unfortunately few colors in the reefs.

The biggest highlights were the encounters with whale sharks, manta rays and many other shark species. Unfortunately, there are also lowlights: some divers (photographers) disregarded the highly praised rules several times (turtle scratched, soft corals destroyed with fins). Although we pointed this out to the tour leader, there was not even any information or a reminder etc.. The tour leader, however, did everything he could to keep an eye on the American tourists and didn't care much about the other guests. Except for the big fish we are disappointed by the tour.

Recommended for
big fish, food, guides
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Thomas W
  • Germany Germany
Great diving with a fun crew and passengers

Dives at manta bowl and San Miguel

Recommended for
Spacious boat, free softdrinks, great service
  • 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
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Jukka Arimatias R
  • Finland Finland
Great diving with amazing crew

Diving, jellyfish lake, dive sites were not at all crowded - we were able to dive alone almost every time

Recommended for
Diving, crew professionalism, Palau itself
  • 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
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Neville D
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Great diving, more gluten free selection

This was a great trip and the staff and accommodation was great but would have loved more selection with the food and dessert, after all, there is only so much pasta and fruit that one can handle. As I was a side mount diver you could do with a spare first and second stage just in case someone else's fails as mine did and so was forced to dive with a 15L slung to one side, it was very tiring. the rest of the trip was great and would do it again, also you could do with modular valves.

Recommended for
Staff, accommodation and the dive sites
  • 8.4 Very good
  • SAUD A
  • Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
Your in the middle of nowhere surrounded by natural beauty

Jelly fish lake, fishy dive sights, and lagon tour.

Recommended for
Great chef, beautiful dive sights & nice sun deck
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Tammie V
  • Canada Canada
Well worth the long flight

Mantas, Sharks, Turtles, huge schools of fish, and Colourful Coral.

Recommended for
Diving, Staff, Diving
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Christian B
  • Germany Germany
Great diving from a large ship

Everything went according to plan. Of a maximum of 22 divers, there were only 14 of us. We had lots of room on the anyway spacious vessel. The cruise is very well organized, the dive guides are helpful and knowledgable. There are two dive boats (called "skiffs"), your gear stays on these boats all the time, and all dives are done from these boats. The cruise was around full moon, and we were lucky to witness the red snapper spawning, as well as mantas at cleaning stations, and feeding. Many, many sharks around, even bull sharks and hammerheads. Plus a lot of turtles. On one night, there is a BBQ (already prepared by the crew beforehand) on the beach of Ulong Island (you are there less than 2 hours, which is a bit short). On the last day, there is a visit to Jellyfish lake (snorkling only). Everything is included, except alcohol ($3 can of beer, $30 bottle of wine). Remember that you have to pay additional $210 for permits/fees and $135 for Nitrox (which everybody used) on board.

Recommended for
extraordinary diving, great staff, spacious vessel
  • 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
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Michael A
  • Philippines Philippines

Diving Tubbataha Reefs’ underwater world

Recommended for
Crew/Dive Guides, Food, Boat
  • 10 Exceptional
  • christine M
  • Canada Canada

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

Recommended for
Spacious, dive-centric details very well designed, with a designated camera room!
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