This beautiful Solitude One is an amazing platform for explorers who want to get a glimpse of the underwater beauty of Palau but want to have comforts of everyday life available to them.
At 171ft long you will never feel cramped and there is a bright and roomy feeling on board. The Cabins and en-suite bathrooms are larger than most liveaboards and the saloon, outdoor shaded areas and sun deck also have a large amount of space. If you want to be sociable you can, but if you want to find a quiet spot for a bit of peace and quiet, then you’ll have that option too.
All cabins have a TV with USB media support (so you can enjoy your own videos) and a networked system so you can access the library of movies and TV shows. The electrical sockets are universal and have USB charging ports. Added headroom throughout and the extra long mattresses will be appreciated by taller people. 2 dedicated camera rinse tanks, air gun and special towels for cameras, plus of course the complete Digital Studio with computer stations and power surge protection are available for photographers on board.
Solitude One offers a variety of trips around Palau ranging from 7 to 14 nights long from late September to March. While onboard you will be pampered by the professional staff and experienced dive guides. 3 or 4 guided dives a day are offered including a night dive on this beautiful liveaboard.
Palau offers some of the most diverse dive opportunities, which include wrecks, walls, blue holes, cavernous hollows, swim-thru, and a marine lake swarming with non-stinging jellyfish. Explore the five chambers of the underwater caverns at Chandelier Cave, hoping for a chance encounter with the elusive mandarin fish. Allow yourself to get lost in the beauty of a gorgeous reef system of lettuce, staghorn, and brain corals resting behind the stern of World War II Helmet Wreck dive site.
Year built: 1979
Year renovated: 2013
Length: 52 meters (171 feet)
Beam: 8.6 meters (28 feet)
Draft: 5 meters (11 feet)
Hull: Steel Mono-Hull
Top speed: 14 knots
Cruising speed: 10 knots
Engines: Main 2698HP / Auxiliary Propulsion Engine
Maximum 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
Many people like to add an additional few days to their Palau vacation and visit the island of Yap. A short one hour flight brings you to what seems to be a whole different world. Yap is one of few places in the world that has resident Manta Rays! If you’re lucky enough to visit between December and April you should be able to see these magnificent animals doing their mating dances. Click here for more information on Yap!