Holiday Reference: TRP 40057

Holiday information

  • Affordable, ocean going liveaboard in the Philippines
  • Double, twin and quad cabins to chose from
  • Outdoor dining lounge
  • Camera suite with computers - "digital darkroom"
  • 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).
  • Manila transfers and hotel extensions can be added on request
  • 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.

Liveaboard Details

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 iti ...

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.

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Itinerary Details

The brand new Anilao Verde Romblon Ticao liveaboard itinerary mixes up critter muck diving with fast action current dives and wide angle walls, plus blackwater diving, in some of the most hard to reach locations in the Philippines.

Anilao Verde Romblon Ticao Description

This trip combines some of the best of each diving environment available in the Philippines, from Macro/Super-Macro to gorgeous Reefs bustling with life. These areas are hard to access for daily diving, making this a one of a kind liveaboard itinerary. Each location visited is worthy in itself of being regarded as a world-class dive location and combined this is a thrilling new itinerary and we cannot wait until it sets sail in the summer of 2019. Get off the beaten track and cast off on a diving adventure on board the superb Solitude 1 liveaboard.

The 4 main areas of Anilao, Romblon, Ticao and Verde all offer their own unique attractions to divers. The corals are spectacular, and large gorgonians cling to the reefs. Watch out for eagle rays or sharks. Ticao is best known for the Manta Bowl dive, where large rays come in close. Tuna alley is famed for jacks and barracuda. If it is fast paced, drift dives, you will love the walls around Verde. Here the Pinnacle and Washing machine draw in large schools of fish and even pelagics. Anilao and Romblon are where you want to dust off your macro lens and the critter hunt begins. Romblon is best known for the incredible range of nudibranchs, but Palje is also a pgymy seahorse site, whilst Lunas is ideal for octopus of every shape and size.

This itinerary does have an element of exploration to it, as no other liveaboard has run this route before. It would suit confident beginners upwards and we would recommend an AOW certification, as some dives may experience strong currents or be on a wall. It is perfect for keen photographers or divers who like to mix up the small critters with big pelagics.

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Your holiday details

INTRO OFFER Save £250 Get off the beaten track and discover the hidden gems of Anilao, Romblon, Verde and Ticao on board the outstanding Solitude 1 liveaboard. The adventure starts in Anilao and over 4 dives a day, you will dive with some of the rare critters and large Pelagics of the Philippines. You have 7 nights in a deluxe cabin on a full board basis (tea, coffee and drinking water), but a quad cabin or stateroom upgrades are available at the time of booking. To pay locally are local marine park fees (3000PHP) or land excursion entry fees, onboard courses, additional kit hire, nitrox $135 and any souvenirs.

This holiday does not include international flights to Manila MNL or domestic transfer to Anilao. We strongly recommend you add a night hotel before and possibly after your liveaboard, depending on your flight times. These can be added to your booking, with a wide range of airlines, including regional departures. Please ask your consultant for competitive quote. Do not book any flights until your boat space is confirmed by Scuba Travel.

* prices are subject to change according to availability at the time of booking


 

Your Personal Information


Please DO NOT book any connecting flights, insurance, or additional parts to this holiday as your trip is subject to availability and will NOT be confirmed until you have spoken with our operators. If you have any requests beyond our normal itineraries please note them in the comments and we will discuss these with you when we call to arrange your holiday.

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