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Dive Review of Solitude One in
Philippines/Sulu Sea

Solitude One: "Another Enjoyable Trip", Jun, 2017,

by Bonnie McKenna, TX, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 8 reports with 6 Helpful votes). Report 9897.

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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments This is our group's second trip aboard Solitude One to Tubbataha, Coron, Apo Reef, the Verde Island Passage and Anilao. All accommodations are clean and comfortable. Access to the dive boats was improved. Instead of an unsteady ladder, the aft area of the boat has been made into a huge dive deck. Easy to board and get off the dive boats. The boat has a large salon with comfortable seating, TV, snacks and beverages available and small library. Meals are served on the upper deck. There is a jacuzzi on the foredeck, it is not heated and the jets were not working...we only tried it once. The dive guides are all able and willing to assist where needed. The "cruise director " was a little overbearing, some say I am being too generous, it was a case of his unfamiliarity with the areas, except Tubbataha, and he made poor decisions despite what those of us, familiar with the area, told him. General consensus is: great boat, but never again with that "cruise director".

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Philippines, Palau, Chuuk, Yap, Thailand, Caribbean, so. California, Lembeh, Raja Empats, Guam, Thailand
Closest Airport Palawan Getting There Fly from Manila to Palawan

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 80-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 50-100 Ft/ 15-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions No night dives
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks 1 or 2
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 1 stars Large Fish 5 stars
Large Pelagics 5 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Individual stations with ample electric outlets, good lighting, television set up for photo and video review.
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