Solitude One | Philippines Liveaboard | Scuba Travel

Solitude One | Philippines Liveaboard - Far East

  • Guests 22
  • Rooms 10 bright, airy cabins
  • Restaurants Dinning al fresco
  • Food and Drinks Meals are carefully planned and constructed to make sure all palates are catered for.
  • FacilitiesTubbataha is only accessible via liveaboard for a reason; there is virtually no land in sight on the horizon!
  • Diving From 2 x skiffs
  • Diving Extras Available
  • Internet Access Solitude One provides internet access on board via Satellite using VSAT Services for a local charge

Solitude One | Philippines Liveaboard

Solitude 1 is a true ocean going liveaboard, which makes her the ideal boat for cruising the the Philippines on the search for pelagics. The main focus of her time here is Tubbataha, a remote and dramatic marine park. But she also runs seasonal itineraries to Malapasuca and Donsol, famed for threshers and whalesharks! What better way to spend your summer months!

There are 10 cabins across Solitude 1, sleeping up to 22 divers, in bright, airy cabins. All are beautifully finished, with your comfort in mind. Most of the cabins are below decks, with 1 double king bed and 3 double cabins with a single bunk above. There is then a quad share, with 2 bunks and 2 single beds. On the main deck there are 2 staterooms - one king bed double and one twin share. No matter how your cabin is configured, you will enjoy air con, safe, dressing gowns, a hair dryer and flat screen TV with USB support.

In between dives, you will tuck into a range of freshly prepared meals, served in either the indoor lounge or outdoors. No matter what time of day or night, there is always a tasty bite to eat on offer. Catch up with your fellow divers as you enjoy a cold beverage at the end of an astonishing day's diving. There is a spacious sun deck, where the on board massage therapist is often found hard at work! Or check our images in the dedicated digital dark room. This is the perfect place to charge all your camera gear and stow it safely. The dive deck itself is vast, with huge amounts of space to kit up. You can find all mod cons and safety kit on board. With the crew's help gearing up, in no time at all you will be diving into the Philippines.

State Room

19sqm on Main deck, King size bed and an additional day bed

Deluxe cabins

Twin sharing with Main and Lower deck options

Standard cabin

Quad sharing, 2 bunk beds and 2 single beds


Ensuite shower and toilet facilities vary in size but all have adequate room and shelving. Bathrobes, hairdryers, face and bath towels and toiletries are included.

Please note these prices may not include flights. Click select for the full holiday details

Covid Information for Solitude One - Philippines

Covid-19 update coming soon: once this destination reopens, we will update you with the on board requirements

Country Covid Travel Information

We are not operating holidays to countries currently on the red list

View the up to date list here

The Philippines is currently be on the red list. You will be required to hotel quarantine on your return to the UK

For British nationals, The Foreign & Commonwealth Development Office currently advises against all but essential international travel to the Philippines at the moment.

Updated MAY 24th 2021

Frequently Asked Questions


The Philippines is around 15-20 hours flight from the UK. Although composed of 7,107 islands (7,108 at low tide), with a total coastline longer than that of the USA, most of the population of the Philippines lives on just 11 islands. Most travellers will enter the Philippines through Manila (MNL) or Cebu (CEB) airports. The reefs are spectacular in the Philippines, with plenty of fish list buzzing around. Moalboal, Bohol and Puerto Galera are all super locations for reef divers. Snorkel with whalesharks in Oslob. Thresher sharks have made Malapascua famous whilst Sangat is wreck heaven. Love macro? Make a beeline for Anilao or Dumaguete. The selection of critters rivals anything you could find in Indonesia.

Covid Travel Information

We are not operating holidays to countries currently on the red list

View the up to date list here

The Philippines is currently be on the red list. You will be required to hotel quarantine on your return to the UK

For British nationals, The Foreign & Commonwealth Development Office currently advises against all but essential international travel to the Philippines at the moment.

Updated MAY 24th 2021

Weather and Climate

The dry season in the Philippines runs from December to April, making it a popular time for divers. May and November are transitional months with air temperatures climbing. June to September is the wet season, as the weather becomes stormier. The Philippines dive resorts are typically well sheltered from the worst, but you can expect to experience rain showers.


Flight options

Our holidays to the Philippines can be quoted with most major airlines. We are however able to book most major airlines. Popular options for the Philippines include Cathay Pacific, Singapore airlines, Qatar, Emirates, Malaysian, KLM and Etiad. If you would like to depart from a different UK airport (eg. Glasgow/Edinburgh, Manchester, Birmingham or Gatwick) or have a specific airline you prefer to fly with, simply let us know in your booking request. A supplement may apply for regional departures. Times and any applicable supplements will be confirmed by your travel consultant before you finalise your holiday. If you wish to make your own flight arrangements to the Philippines, let us know and we can remove the cost of the international flights from your quote. We are unfortunately not able to redeem airmiles on your behalf. Please do not confirm any flight arrangements yourself before your holiday is confirmed by us.


With a huge range of airlines to fly with, you can easily build in a stop over either on your way to or on your way back from the Philippines. Simply talk to your travel consultant about adding a stop over into your itinerary.

Arrange before you go

Visa requirements

UK passport holders are able to obtain a free 30 day visa on arrival. Do ensure your passport has 6 months validity from your return date to prevent any issues with immigration. It is your responsibility to ensure your passport is valid and you fulfil entry requirements. Regulations can change: please review current FCO advice: click here


Scuba Travel requires all of our customers to have diving insurance. Please make sure that you have appropriate cover for your diving activities. We also strongly recommend you have travel insurance. It's worth taking out travel insurance once you have paid your deposit to ensure you are covered for unforeseen events and cancellation. Find out more about our combined dive and travel policy click here


Please speak to your local GP or check out the latest NHS advice on travel immunisations: click here

Preparing to fly


You will also be able to manage your booking online once you have been ticketed (after you have paid your holiday balance). Most airlines will now enable you to select your seating at this point. There may be a small charge for prebookable seating before online check in opens. Please speak to the airline for more information about charges.

Check in

As you are flying with a scheduled airline, you will be able to check in online with your airline. Please visit their website for more information about when online check in opens.


An airport lounge is a great way to start your holiday or to while away flight connections in comfort. Scuba Travel works with Lounge Pass to offer a huge range of affordable airport lounges around the world. click here


Prebook your airport parking to save money! If you have a long way to travel, why not also look at booking an airport hotel. These aren't as expensive as you might think. click here

What happens when I arrive?

On arrival in your Philippines destination, you will need to clear immigration and collect your baggage. You will then be met outside of arrivals by a representative from your liveaboard or resort. Some reps are able to meet you airside. They will be holding a board with either your destination or your name on it. If you have any issues at all locating your rep, please contact us. We have an emergency contact, manned by a member of the team here in the UK. Please call 0044 7747 488 002. We will be able to help your rep locate you in the airport.


If you have a hotel en route please follow any specific instructions in your travel documents. Where possible, you will be met by a representative who will assist in taking you to your hotel. If using a shuttle service, please arrange your return shuttle time back to the airport at the hotel check in. Domestic flights are common in the Philippines and run frequently. Manila airport is a large airport with several terminals. If you have to move between terminals, please allow between 30 and 60mins to allow for local traffic. Please ensure you leave plenty of time for check in or transit between flights (usually 4 hours min). Domestic flights can typically only be booked with a 20kgs hold allowance as standard. Excess baggage costs around $2-$5 per kg per way. Hand baggage limits can be strictly enforced on domestic flights. Due to local traffic and road conditions, land journey times can be difficult to predict. We recommend you take water with you and keep any essentials in your hand baggage to make your journey as comfortable as possible.


At the end of your holiday, your return transfer details will be advised locally. On leaving the Philippines there is an airport tax of 750 PHP which must be paid in cash.



Manila transfers and hotel extensions can be added on request


Currency is in Philippine Pesos (PHP). Credit cards are widely accepted in resorts, hotels and upscale business services. Solitude One also accepts credit card (Visa/Master Only, Applicable Facility Fee) payments on board for any incidentals incurred during your stay. Please inform the cruise directors at least one night before your disembarkation that you would like to pay these expenses with a credit card.

Phone coverage

Pre-Paid SIM cards are easily accessible! In fact, they are available as soon as you exit from the baggage collection at the airport! There are 2 major mobile telecoms providers – GLOBE and SMART. But being out at sea, especially in Tubbataha, you can be sure that there is no mobile signal

Plugs and electricity

Universal sockets (EU, USA, AUS, UK, CN, etc) are used on board Solitude One including USB charging outlets


Hire equipment

Kit hire must be prebooked but is paid for locally onboard. Please contact to our travel team for more information.


All courses must be prebooked and are paid for on board. Please speak to your travel consultant for current course prices and options


There is an on board boutique selling a wide range of souvenirs including tshirts, jewellery and marine art. All stock items are subject to availability


US$8 per dive OR US$135 for 7 days/6 nights Tubbataha itinerary, with subsequent additional use for US$20 per day


Deposits and Balances

A typical deposit for Solitude One will be £900 for a 7 night trip or £1200 for a 10 night trip. This will be due once your holiday has been confirmed. Your balance will then be due 90 days before travel.

Ways to pay

We accept mastercard and visa debit or credit cards. Alternatively, you are welcome to pay via bank transfer. All non sterling card payments and UK business debit cards will be subject to the 2% surcharge. Overseas bank transfers must add £6 to the sterling total to cover international handling fees. We are not able to accept PayPal transactions.

Group Payments

If you have booked as part of a group, you can still call and pay directly without needing to go via your group leader. Please have your trip reference number to hand to help us locate your holiday as quickly as possible. You will receive a transaction receipt - your group leader will forward your ATOL certificate and booking confirmation


Repeat Guests

Are you one of Scuba Travel's repeat customers?
Over 60% of our customers trust Scuba Travel to book their next diving holiday, time after time.

And we believe you deserve a huge thanks for your ongoing support over the years, which is what our repeater discount is all about! Travel with us again in either 12 months or 24 months and you will qualify for a discount. That's all you have to do. No forms, no numbers to remember, no fuss, just a good honest price reduction.

5% off for repeat customers travelling with Scuba Travel within 24 months
5% off plus £100 bonus for repeat customers travelling within 12 months

Plus Solitude 1 will offer 150USD on board credit per person (Can only be used for Alcohol consumption, laundry, VSAT internet data, equipment rental and EANitrox. Others not mentioned will not be allowed and cannot be exchanged for cash), and a cabin upgrade (if available at check in). Cannot be applied to special offer trips.
Repeat discounts are not cumulative and cannot be applied to special offer prices


As standard your trip is based on a deluxe cabin space on a full board basis, and cabin upgrades are available

An average itinerary offers 3-4 guided dives a day, with air fills 12lt tanks and weights

All non alcoholic drinks are included in your full board package

Airport transfer to and from your embarkation/disembarkation point are included


This holiday does not include any international flights to Puerto Princessa for Tubbata itineraries(PPS). Ask for a competitive quote to add international flights and any Philippines extensions.

Excluded are alcohol, additional kit hire, nitrox ($135), 15lt or sidemount tank hire. Locally you will need to pay the park fees (3000PHP).

Tipping is entirely at your discretion. We do not make recommendations as to how much to tip. Should you wish to leave a tip for the guides and crew, it should reflect the level of service you have enjoyed.

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