Diving Squad Rating:
8.6 / 10
A classy and modern diving yacht, Solitude Adventurer has three decks and multiple social areas.
In total, there’s space for 18 guests with dorm style accommodation as well as luxury private rooms.
Great For: Alternative Diving Itineraries (Raja and the Spice Islands), Families, Big Groups.
Trip Lengths: 8 – 13 days.
Max Guest Capacity: 18
Tours Raja Ampat: November – April. (Tours other parts of Indonesia for rest of year).
With Solitude Adventurer, guests can embark on the 8 day “Raja Ampat / Misool” tour which covers the best central and southern Raja Ampat dive sites. In itself this is a great diving trip.
However, this liveaboards coolest dive safari & defining feature, is the “Raja Ampat / Banda / Ambon” route, which not only travels through the central and south of Raja Ampa…
….but also continues onwards, journeying further south into the Banda sea off the Ambon Islands of Indonesia’s mysterious Maluku province, formerly known as the spice islands.
Even less frequented than Raja Ampat (!), the Banda Sea around Ambon offers exciting opportunities to encounter large marine life such as spinner dolphins, orcas and blue, pilot and humpback whales as well as pristine coral reef and a huge assortment of superb muck diving.
This more than makes up for the fact that the onboard facilities of the Solitude Adventurer, are a little lacking in style compared to those of the many other raja ampat liveaboards.
However, there is still an air conditioned indoor lounge with a large TV, sofas and a bar, a shaded outdoor dining area and a spacious sundeck.
All cabins feature AC, an ensuite bathroom and large windows with ocean views. There is one Stateroom with double bed, 6 deluxe cabins with twin beds and one quad cabin with 4 single beds thats perfect for families or groups of 4..
There’s also a camera station with separate camera rinse, airgun and towels, plus a digital camera studio with pc for editing.
Solitude Adventurer trips also include bbq parties, paid internet, video & audio entertainment as well as free use of the snorkelling equipment.
The experienced and friendly crew are on hand to help with anything and everything, whilst the knowledgable dive instructors give fantastic dive presentations and can answer any question you have about the local marine life.
“Diving was amazing – so many fish, coral, sharks, etc. 2. Crew – outstanding crew who helped with everything 3. Boat – the boat is very nice/modern, spacious, and comfortable My husband who doesn’t even like diving that I dragged along loved it”!