Palau Live-Aboards

Solitude One


Type and Year Built: Steel Mono-Hull 2013 – Rebuilt (Originally Built in 1979)

Port of Registry/Flagged: Cebu, Philippines

Cruising Itinerary Routes: Palau and the Philippines

Engine & Propulsion: Main 2698HP (2013kW) with Auxiliary Propulsion Engine

Length: 52m (171 ft) • Beam: 8.6m (28ft) • Draft :5m (16.4ft)

Cruising Speed: 10 Knots (Top Speed 14 Knots)

Diesel Capacity: 150,000L (39,473US Gal.)

Cruising Range: ± 9000nM (16,668KM)

Electricity: 1x 250kVa, 2 x 125kVa and 1 x 15kVa (Total 4 Units) providing24 Hours 200V to 240V-50Hz

Navigation: Local Navigation Maps with Furuno GPS Chart Plotter, Radar (Long/Short), Weather Plotter and Depth-Sounder

Communication System: VHF/SB Radios, VSAT Satellite Phone & Internet, Inmarsat-C

Ship Safety System: GMDSS with EPIRB, AIS, Life Rafts, Emergency Survival Packs, Semi-Automated Fire Suppression Sprinkler System

Fresh Water Capacity: 50,000L (Storage) with On-board Water-Maker capable of producing 2000USG/7600Lfresh water per Day

Cameras & Gadgets:

Large Camera Rinsing Tank: 2 Very Large Rinse Tanks and Towels just for Cameras

Pressurized Air for Drying: Available

Camera Setup Bench on Dive Deck: Available

Digital/Camera Studio: 2 PC Desktop stations for guest use

Universal Power Socket with USB (1A)

Charging: Available in guest cabins and in the Digital/Camera Studio

Power Type: 200V-220V/50Hz

Surge Protection and UPS Sockets: Only in Digital Room

The Diving:

Air Compressors: 3 x Bauer HP Compressor IK120 with Bauer B-Kool680-s Air Cooler Filtered by P41 Centralized System

Nitrox Membrane System: LP450 Nitrox Membrane

Enriched Air Nitrox Diving**: EANx28 to 30% Only (This is to provide a more suitable M.O.D for sites in Palau)

Scuba Cylinders: Aluminum 100cuft (19 units), 80cuft (80 units), 63cuft (4units), 40cuft (12 units) & 19cuft (4 units) with DIN Valves (Yoke/A-Clamp Adapters available) – Twin Tanks Not Available.

Solo Diving not allowed (even if certified)

Rebreather Support**: Only on Full Charters with Rebreather Divers. Scrubbers can be organized with advanced notice (preferably 60 days or more) but no guarantee or you can order and send it to us. N.B. Oxygen supply in Palau is limited as well and expensive

Dive Equipment Rental: Available (including Dive Computers but excluding U/W Cameras)

Nautilus Lifeline GPS: Provided complimentary if you do not own one and accept the replacement liability if lost or damaged.

Dive Skiffs: 2 x 11.5m (37ft) Fiberglass Purpose-Built Boats (one with Twin 200HP and the other Twin 150HP) 4-stroke Outboard Engines

Support Skiff: 1 x 8.3m (27ft) Fiberglass Mono hull with single 60HP 4-Stroke Engine

Dive Guides: Ratio 1 to 6 Divers (Private Guide Service available**150USD per Diving Day)

Surface Marker Buoy(SMB), Lead Weights & Belt: Complimentary

Available for purchase on-board (Advance Order is recommended): Surface Marker Buoy (OPV,SOLAS Reflector),Nautilus Lifeline GPS/VHF Radio(with Pouch),Spools, Dive Pointers, Drift Hooks, O-rings, Hoses and other common replaceable spares.

Medical Oxygen and comprehensive First Aid Kits are Available 

All guests participating in SCUBA activities MUST be equipped with a Dive Computer as well as an Audible and Visual Signaling Device (e.g. Whistle and SMB)


The Hospitality:

Reading Library: Loan & Exchange Program

Entertainment: In-Room and lounge play-on-demand Audio-Video system with Entertainment Library, Cards and Board Games.

Type of Coffee available: Fully Automatic (self-service) pressed coffee machine, local and instant coffee.

Type of Tea available: Ceylon, Chamomile, Green and Chinese

Drinking Water: Free Flow from Reverse Osmosis Water Dispenser

Alcoholic Beverages**: Beer, Red/White/Rose Wine, popular liquors (BYO Policy: no corkage charge)

Non-Alcohol Beverages: Popular selections including light and zero options (if type is available)

Self-Serve Snacks & Munchies: Available24 hours

Ice Maker: Available

Special Dietary Requests: We can accommodate vegetarian and selective non-meat diets. Vegans will require advanced notice with a specific list of allowable ingredients for their meal preparation.

Solitude Souvenirs & Apparels**: Solitude One apparel is still in progress however, local souvenirs can be purchased when we take you to the local shopping mall.

On-Board Guests Services**: Satellite Internet and Laundry

**Fees involved.

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