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Solitude Adventurer is a 36-metre (118-foot) aluminum catamaran which can cater up to 18 guests in 8 cabins. She specializes in Raja Ampat & Komodo and offers occasional Banda Sea trips.
A note from Dom: "It's a pleasure to have this contemporary catamaran in the mix of Indonesian liveaboards. I've known the owners for years and have immense respect for the operations they run in Palau & the Philippines. Adventure's beamy aspect provides exceptional space & the stability of the cat for the crossings in Komodo, Raja Ampat & the Banda Sea is a real plus. " ..... Dominick Macan
1 main deck DOUBLE / TWIN master stateroom
king bed, desk and day bed on the main deck
6 large upper deck TWIN cabins
side-by-side twin beds, some with floor to ceiling windows
1 main deck deck QUAD cabin
two bunk beds
diving is done from zodiacs - 6 divers per guide
3 - 4 dives per day except on arrival & departure days
night dives are available
nitrox is available
accommodation & diving
meals, snacks & non-alcoholic beverages
compressed air, tanks, weights & weight belts
transfers from and to the airport
international & domestic airfare
airport departure taxes
port & harbor fees
wifi (when available)
The Solitude Adventurer is the newest addition to the Solitude Liveaboards & Resorts group. She is a super-stable 36-meter catamaran and takes a maximum of 18 divers in 8 cabins, including one quad cabin. For your non-diving hours, whe has a lovely top sun deck which doubles as an outdoor dining area and a partially shaded upper deck outdoor aft-lounge with comfy seating. The huge interior lounge features large sofas, a library, board games, a music system and a large-screen TV. This is an open-plan room which includes the interior dining area.
You'll find a very large dive deck with good-sized swim platform with all the amenities located just to the aft of the interior lounge. Photographers will appreciate the separate camera room with a desktop PC station with adapters & extensions available. On the dive deck you'll find large camera rinse tanks, air-gun and towels just for cameras
Western and Indonesian meals and BBQ are served buffet style, either in the indoor dining area or in the covered outdoor area, depending on weather. Alcoholic beverages are available at an extra cost and special dietary requests will be accommodated as much as possible with adequate advance information.
LAYOUT & SPECS
SPECIFICATIONS - COMMUNICATIONS - SAFETY
Year built – 2000
Year renovated – 2017
Length – 36 metres
Beam – 12 metres
Top speed – 23 knots
Cruising speed – 10 knots
Engines – Two 1,380 horsepower
(1,015 kW MTU)
Guest capacity – 18
No. of cabins – 8
No. of bathrooms – 8
Water capacity – 6,000 litres
Fuel capacity – 25,000 litres
Freshwater maker – 15,000 litres per dayNavigation,
Communication & Safety
E.P.I.R.B. distress system
First aid kits
Crew trained in first aid
Satellite & mobile phones
Solitude Explorer offers mainly 6 & 8-night trips although she has trips up to 12 nights in certain regions. She concentrates on Komodo (north & south) & Raja Ampat (including Misool) but offers the occasional trip to Ambon & the Banda Sea.
Ambon – If you love crazy critters, Ambon is hard to beat. Get your lens ready for rhinopias, pegasus sea moths, countless varieties of frog fish, seahorse, flamboyant cuttlefish, ghost pipe fish and star gazers. Lesser known is the south side of Ambon, which features great colourful walls, caves, swim throughs and healthy reef life with large fish … and more critters.
Banda Sea, Alor - In Alor & the Banda Sea, you'll find clear waters full of masses of fish & loads of invertebrates ... plus alluring critters. As to topography, you'll find shear drops, huge
Komodo - Perhaps the most diverse of all diving in the Indonesian archipelago. There are seamounts, walls, canyons and pinnacles as well as the spectacular coral gardens. There a hot spring at an underwater volcano, great night dives on black sand slopes with creepy, crawly critters. Numerous sites tout pelagic fish, sharks & mantas but, be assured that at each dive site, you'll experience something different.
South Komodo - South Komodo is a region which is genreally dived only from October to May. The waters are clear and warm when northern Komodo tends to be chillier. You may be treated to sightings of the largest living animal in the world, the blue whale, but assuredly will view great fish life, vibrantly colored reefs with orange and green cup corals, soft coral heavens and, of course, the most extraordinary critters hidden in the black sand of volcanic islands (which continue to provide exotic displays from time to time for intrepid visitors).
Misool - Pure beauty awaits you here. This pristine area is a protected reserve. You’ll dive amongst splendid corals, experience drift dives & swim throughs, see large schools of pelagic fish and brightly colored reef fish. There are mantas, too … and plenty of fabulous critter action for macro photographers.
Raja Ampat - Indonesia's shining underwater star, Raja Ampat has something of nearly everything a diver could want. You’ll dive channels, plateaus, walls & caves … and just plain mud, for the delight of “muck” diving. You'll swim amongst great swirls of fish and feast your eyes on sponges & corals in scintillating colors. You’ll meet up close & personal, everything from pygmy seahorses to colossal manta rays.
International flights generally arrive at one of the following airports: Bali-Denpasar (DPS) ... Jakarta (CGK) ... Manado (MDC). We will be pleased to help you book your domestic flights through our Bali agent.
The boat's scheduled departure time varies depending on current domestic airline schedules, which can change, so departure details are not listed here. We'll inform you at time of booking and will keep you posted on any possible changes
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