SOLITUDE IN PALAU
28 Dec 2019 to 4 Jan 2020
Solitude Liveaboards redefine quality service and professionalism in diving hospitality. Recently refurbished, flagship MV Solitude One incorporates the latest on‐board technologies for safety and diving, whilst on board crew pamper to your senses and indulgence. Rebuilt from a 52-metre (171ft) steel-hulled merchant vessel, MV Solitude One is almost a complete makeover from her original form. With our clients in mind, the vessel was purpose-built to incorporate smart design, functionality and comforts close to home.
Day 1: Embarkation begins from 1800Hrs
Embarkation and airport or hotel pick‐up transfers will begin from 1800hrs. If you are arriving after midnight on day 1, do not worry, you will be met by our crew at the airport on your arrival and be transferred to Solitude One. The distance from the airport to the embarkation point is no more than 30 minutes. If you are staying at a hotel in Koror or Malakal, our crew will communicate with your hotel/resort front desk to inform you of your pick‐up time. Embarkation transfers will stop at 1000hrs on Day 2 as Solitude One will get underway leaving Malakal Harbour.
Upon boarding Solitude One, a welcome from the rest of our crew awaits you. Orientation and registration (remember your C‐Cards and/or Log Books!) will begin once you are welcomed. You are encouraged to complete your registration and general liability release forms prior to arriving in Palau; this way you will save yourself some time with the orientation and can use this towards getting yourself settled in and rested! If you have not, there is nothing to worry about as you can complete them after the orientation to hand to your cruise directors. During the registration, the Koror and Peleliu Permit Fees & taxes (total of US $160) will be collected (cash only) as well. Jellyfish Lake Permit fees of US $50 (optional trip) will also be collected.
Day 2: 2 or 3 dives
Choice of Sites: Helmet Wreck/Chandelier Cave/Jake Seaplane/Teshio Maru
Day 3: 3 or 4 dives
Choice of Sites: Iro Wreck/Ulong Channel/Sandy Paradise/Siaes Corner
Leave Malakal Lagoon Anchorage for Ulong Island after first dive.
Day 4: 3 or 4 dives
Choice of Sites: Siaes Tunnel/Siaes Corner/Ulong Channel/Sandy Paradise/German Channel/New
Leave Ulong Anchorage for German Channel Anchorage via Whale Island
Day 5 & 6: 3 or 4 dives a day
Choice of Sites: Peleliu (Wall/Cut/Express/Corner)/Orange Beach/German Channel/Blue Corner/Blue
Holes)/Turtle Cove/Big Drop‐Off
Day 7: 3 dives, your last dive has to conform to our 18 hours no‐fly/no‐altitude policy
Choice of Sites: German Channel/Blue Corner/New Drop‐Off/Big Drop‐Off /Ngedbus Corner
Return to Malakal Lagoon Anchorage in the late evening.
Day 8: No Diving
After a big breakfast, you have optional complimentary tours (you will only need to pay for the entry permit fees) of Jellyfish Lake &
Milky Way by speed boat. After the tour, you will return to Solitude One and prepare for check out before a late lunch. You will also be
briefed on your check‐out bills for you to prepare for payment. We accept USD Cash (preferred) or Credit Card (Please let the cruise
directors know the day before disembarkation).
Disembarkation (check‐out) will be by 1700hrs (dinner is not included). Late check‐out till latest 0000Hrs (the next day) can be accommodated (US $50 per person which includes dinner) subject to availability.
A typical day on board…
The daily itinerary, except on days of embarkation and disembarkation, is as follows:
Light Breakfast > Dive > Big Breakfast > Dive > Lunch > Dive > Afternoon Snack > Night Dive > Dinner
Thanks to Solitude Liveaboards, you can head to Micronesia’s remote islands of Palau and dis cover the beauty of one of the world’s leas visited countries without comprising com fort and luxuries. The top‐of‐the‐line live board service promises to bring you unforgettable experiences both underwater and topside while you travel in style on its flagship vessel, MV Solitude One.
The 52‐m steel‐hulled ship features 10 cabins, all fitted with spacious en‐suite bathrooms and other features, including air‐conditioning, hairdryers, and towels. There’s even a flat screen LCD TV in each cabin, which comes complete with USB media support. For underwater photographers, highlights like the camera room and computer terminals are available to meet all your needs. Serious R&R addicts can head u to the sundeck to catch so me rays or even enjoy a massage by one of the therapists. If that’s not enough, there’s a hot tub on‐board as well!
When it comes to the island‐nation’s natural attractions, trust you’ll be in good hands under the care of Solitude’s well‐train ed dive guides. Follow them as they show you Palau’s most iconic div e sites, from Blue Corner to German Channel and Chandelier Cave. Gorge us reefs, majestic wrecks, intriguing caves, amazing drop‐offs – expect plenty of action in Palau’s waters. Underwater is not where all the action is at though. Interesting sites abound topside, including Jellyfish Lake (where you can snorkel with millions of jellyfish), and Milky Way – a lagoon which has white limestone mud with healing properties; scoop some up and slather it all over yourself for a natural spa experience.
Sat 28 Dec 2019
China Airlines Depart Taipei 13:35; Arrive Airai (ROR) Koror, Palau Islands 18:35
Sat 4 Jan 2020
China Airlines Depart Koror 19:25; Arrive Manila 22:05