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Solitude One

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Solitude One, a 52-meter (171 foot) steel-hulled merchant vessel, was transformed into a stunning diving yacht.   She is now offering 7 & 10 day programs diving the best of Palau.

"The transformation of this vessel from her life as the very popular but very basic, Big Blue, to her new incarnation as the luxurious Solitude One, has been an incredible success.   She now spends part of the year in Palau and part in the Philippines.  I haven't been out to visit her since her make-over, but I'm itching to go!  I understand she's a beauty."  ...   Dominick Macan


Cabins ... diving overview ... what's included

  • I main deck DOUBLE stateroom
    king bed + day bed
    I main deck TWIN stateroom
    side-by-side twin beds
    I lower deck DOUBLE stateroom
    king bed + day bed
    2 lower deck DOUBLE DELUXE cabins
    queen bed
    3 lower deck TWIN / DOUBLE DELUXE cabins
    twin or double beds
    1 lower deck TWIN DELUXE cabin
    twin bunk beds
    1 STANDARD QUAD cabin - lower deck
    2 twin beds & two bunk beds

  • diving is done from two 7.9m
    (26ft) fiberglass boats
    (each with 150hp 4-stroke outboard engines)
    3 - 4 dives per day plus a night when whever conditions permit
    tanks: aluminium 100 cu ft (19units), 80 cu ft (80 units), 63 cu ft (4 units), 40 cu ft (12 units) & 19 cu ft (4 units)
    din valves
    (yoke adapters available)
    nitrox available
    (28% - 30%)
    rebreather support may be available if you request the service from us at least 60 days in advance

  • accommodation & diving
    meals, snacks & non-alcoholic beverages
    compressed air, tanks, weights & weight belts
    transfers from and to the airport
    Philippines VAT / GST
    Milkyway, Rock Island & Jelly Fish Lake Tour on day of disembarkation
    (Palau only)

  • airfare
    marine park fees
    photography permits
    diving permits
    rebreather support
    diving equipment & courses

On board Solitude One


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    stern view
  • Sun Deck opt
    sun deck
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    exterior lounge
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    exterior dining
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    interior dining
  • CABIN B1 opt
    double cabin
  • CABIN B3 B4 B7 opt
    double / twin cabin
  • CABIN A2 opt
    twin cabin
  • Quad Sharing opt
    quad cabin
    camera room
  • Dive Deck opt
    dive deck

A new life for a classic vessel

Rebuilt from a 52-metre (171-foot) steel hulled merchant vessel, MV Solitude One underwent a complete makeover to become a luxury yacht.  Solitude's definition of luxury begins with its design, creating purposeful and functional spaces for rest and play.

The sun deck features a large, partially covered area with lounge chairs, while just below on the upper deck, you find a lovely open-air dining area and on the forward deck, the Jacuzzi.  On the main deck, you'll find a comfy interior lounge with reading library and audio-video system, card & board games.  Coffee, tea and water are available here all day. The two top decks are also great for watching out for dancing dolphins and breaching mantas or hanging out in the evenings to look at constellations in the night sky

Meals are carefully prepared, special needs are happily accommodated and the bar offers an excellent supply of spirits, wines and beers plus, if you bring your own, there is no corkage fee.

The 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.

Photographers, you'll be spoiled

In the redesign process, the digital darkroom was given as much consideration in the overall design of the vessel. Occupying premium space on the 'A' deck and placed adjacent to the lounge, the space is designed for safely stowing camera and video equipment, for prepping, charging batteries and working on photos.  Computer terminals are available if you want to leave your laptop at home.


Solitude One spends part of the year in Palau (October through March) and part of the year in the Philippines (April through September).   

In the Philippines, the boat offers diving in the most popular regions including Malapascua, Tubbataha, Verde, Romblon & Ticao,

In Palau, she offers the classic best of Palau trips plus some exciting deep-south exploratory trips.


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