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Cabins

10

Length / Width

52 m / 9 m

Year built / renovated

1979  / 2013

Rental equip.

YES ($)

Internet

YES ($)

Nitrox

YES ($)

Highlights

  • Enjoy world-class shark-rich sites at Palau and Tubbataha Reef with the MV Solitude One, a well-equipped, spacious boat offering you access to an incredible marine ecosystem 
  • Small groups dive from tenders in a variety of exciting pelagic, reef, wreck and wall dives, with plenty of opportunities to see hammerheads, black tips, white tips, grey reef sharks and mantas
  • There's a dedicated camera room on board, complete with computer stations, as well as numerous chill out and relaxation areas including soft bean bags and a jacuzzi, where you can watch the pristine waters drift by
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Enhanced Health Measures

Date of last update:Aug 5, 2020

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Embarkation • Body temperature of each guest will be checked during the first point meeting (i.e. airport or hotel). If the guest has a temperature (37.8 C+) with or without showing other signs of Covid-19 related symptoms, we will check again with a different measuring device. If the temperature is consistently higher than 37.8C, we will bring the guest to the closest medical facility (e.g airport infirmly or designated medical clinic) to consult with local authorities for their attention and actions. **all international arriving guests are encouraged to at least 1 day earlier than the start of their cruise. • Check-In process involving physical paperwork will be minimised. Unless absolutely required due to local authority tourist registration requirement, all forms required will be digitally exchanged. Boat, Diving & Meals • Serving and guests’ eating utensils and crockeries will be heat treated prior to guests use. • Meal time will be staggered and will be in the form of Table D’Hote or Sit-Down Buffet (Both full-board inclusive package). For Sit-Down Buffet, guests will choose as often as they like from the prepared buffet menu that will be inside the kitchen. The staff will then plate the food and served to the guests. • Table and/or sitting arrangements will be organized in the manner to observe safe distancing. • All rental regulators, masks and snorkels that have been requested for rent will be treated with disinfectant and rinsed thoroughly just before handing over to guests so that they can witness the sanitization. • New mouthpieces will be available for purchase if requested. • Staggering dive groups to avoid crowding on dive deck and for dive briefings. • Acknowledging that group travels are common, hence every option of safe distancing is as a recommendation to observe and not as a rule for the guests. However, our crew will observe at all times. Beyond Our Own Usual Practice • All crew will be required to wear protective facemasks. All guests are recommended to also observe the responsibility of wearing a proactive facemask whenever necessary especially while interacting with others. Protective facemasks will be available to all guests if required. • All guest and high traffic spaces will have cleaning and disinfecting performed with increased frequency. • Hand sanitizers and/or sanitizing wipes will be provided in all guest rooms/cabins and also all high traffic areas. • Guest cabins will be completely cleaned and sanitized prior to new guest moving in. • Besides in-house guests, all visitation to our liveaboards & resorts will strictly be on a need-to basis (e.g deliveries, contractors, inspectors, etc.) and whenever possible, guests areas are avoided by these visitations. Our Communicable Disease Emergency Response Procedure • If fever or any other known communicable disease symptoms are reported on board  Step 1: Isolation  Step 2: Body Temperature taking and logging. For accuracy, 3 different forms of thermometer will be used.  Step 3: If he/she is not showing any worsening symptoms, continue with step 2 while allowing the person to self-medicate if he/she chooses. If he/she is has informed or the symptoms are visibly worsening, advice from a Medical authority will be followed which may include emergency evacuation. • Medical authority will be contacted for consultation, if one is not available in person, consultation will be made over voice and/or video communications. • All meals will be delivered and eaten in quarantine area. • If instructed by the relevant authorities, every individual in the resort or liveaboard will be put through a quarantine process. Solitude will first ensure that safety and comfort of everyone’s well-being will be the top priority during this process. Final Note • All guests must acknowledge that in the unlikely event of an emergency he/she must accept that any assistance will require any individual to be in close proximity or even touching when rending first air or rescue, including CPR. • It is obvious that social distancing endeavours may be hard to practice, especially on a liveaboard or a dive skiff. All enquiries will be informed of our limitation and if they must assurance of being able to avoid close proximity to any other people, especially guests; we will provide the option and rates of chartering the whole liveaboard or the dive skiff for themselves. • All guests must undertake their own responsibility to acquire the best possible travel and medical insurance that will suitably cover their needs including cancellation/curtailment of their holidays due to any pandemic and other force majeure events. • As sign and symptoms of cold and flu manifestation are common especially during a diving holiday, we ultimately rely on the responsibility of everyone to protect and care for themselves against falling sick. That responsibility also include to safeguarding others around him/her as we all have different levels of body immune system. This trust in one another to uphold the responsibility has always existed, especially for scuba divers because we trust one another to be in sound health and mind participate in scuba and sea sport activities.
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Booking process

1. BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot

2. CONFIRMATION

We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final

3. 48H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 15%
  • 330 days before trip start: 50%
  • 93 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

STANDARD CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel more than 307 days before the start of your trip, you will lose 10% of your total booking, 35% for more than 67 days and 100% if you cancel within 67 days of your trip.

SPECIAL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) TERMS: Payment -Deposit Minimum of 5% required within 21 days - 2nd Deposit of 10%  required 121 days before embarkation date - Full Balance due 31 days before . Cancellations - For bookings made from now till 31 December 2020 if you cancel 121 days or more before the start of your trip, 2 options are possible: No cancellation fee and Booking Credit given (validity 12 months from original embarkation date), or 5% cancellation fee (minimum 250 USD) and cash refund given. If you cancel 30 days or more before the start of your trip, 2 options are possible: 10% cancellation fee and balance booking credit given (validity 12 months from original check-in date), or 20% cancellation fee (minimum 500USD) for cash refund . No Refunds given if you cancel within 30 days of your trip.


Cabins

Description

Dive Palau with the MV Solitude One in arguably one of the world's best diving spots in the World

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. Hospitality and professionalism, with our clients in mind, the vessel was purpose-built to incorporate smart design, functionality and comforts close to home.

What you can Expect

MV Solitude One (52m long) once again redefines quality service and professionalism in diving hospitality, and incorporates the latest on‐board technologies for safety and diving. The liveaboard is a beautiful Yacht, a platform for the restless modern-day Adventurers who want to get a glimpse of the underwater beauty of Palau and the Phillipines. 

The huge dimensions of this Palau liveaboard mean that you will never feel cramped and everything has a bright and roomy feeling. The Cabins and en-suite bathrooms are larger than most liveaboards and the Saloon, outdoor shaded areas and Sun Deck also enjoy an impressive amount of space. If you want to be sociable you can, but equally if you want to find a quiet spot for a bit of solitude, then that is always possible too.

Solitude One has a number of excellent features that very few other liveaboards can boast.

The cabins all have a flat screen TV with USB media support (so you can enjoy your own entertainment) 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. Taller guests, for whom liveaboard boats can sometimes be (quite literally) a headache, literally, will appreciate the added headroom throughout and the extra long mattresses. Features that Photographers will love include 2 camera rinse tanks, air gun and special towels for cameras, plus of course the complete Digital Studio with computer stations and power surge protection. 

Food on board MV Solitude One is for divers who like to enjoy great dishes

There’s an outdoor Dining Area where carefully planned meals are designed to enhance your experience during the voyage. There is something for everyone on offer, but the Chef is also able to cater for any special dietary requirements if given sufficient notice.

On the very top of this Palau Liveaboard is a comfortable Sun-deck for those needing a dose of vitamin D and a breath of sea air. At the end of the day there is also a jacuzzi to relax in with a drink of your choice.

To ensure your Dive Safari Adventure becomes a memorable experience, every aspect of MV Solitude One's design, itinerary and menu have received detailed attention. The diving, the leisure activities and the luxury and comfort found aboard the MV Solitude One easily compare to those of any hotel on land.

The MV Solitude One's itineraries were arranged so the dive sites can be visited at the perfect time. Moreover, it differentiates itself from other liveaboards by providing the best in personalized accommodation, services and facilities.

HOW TO GET THERE

Palau is the most Western island of Micronesia, which is to the east of the Philippines and North of New Guinea. It lies 640 km South of Yap and 1,450 km Southwest of Guam. Most guests fly into Koror International airport on board Delta, United or China Air. There are direct flights to Koror from Manila, Cairns, Guam, Tokyo, Seoul and Taipei.

Transfer to and from Airports and Hotels is included-

Palau - Babelthuap (ROR) Airport 

Southern Visayas -Mactan Cebu Intl (CEB) 

Tubataha - Puerto Princesa (PPS) Airport

Please check the individual itineraries for further details.

HOW TO GET THERE

Please refer to logistics section of each itinerary to find detailed info on how to get there.

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Deck Plan

DIVING SERVICES

Languages spoken

  • English

Diving gear

  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • Nitrox ($)
  • Rental Equipment ($)

For your safety

  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Life Jackets
  • Life Rafts
  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • Automatic External Defibrillator (Aed)
  • First Aid Kits
  • Vhf Radio
  • Nautilus Lifeline
  • Enos
  • Emergency Positioning Radio Beacon

Diving Facilities

  • Battery Charging Station
  • Warm-Water Showers
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

Boat Amenities

Amenities & services

  • En-Suite Bathroom
  • Wi-Fi ($)
  • Camera Station
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Spacious Diving Platform
  • Separate Zodiac/Dhoni

Activities

  • Land Excursions

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling

Great for families

  • Movies

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • A La Carte
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food
  • Gluten Free Food

Payments

  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Local Currency)

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Hot Tub/Whirlpool/Jacuzzi
  • Massage Services

Facilities

  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Us Power Sockets
  • Power Socket Adapters
  • Rebreather-Friendly

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