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The Solitude Brand

An established name in the industry, Solitude Liveaboards is all about quality service and professionalism in the world-class dive destinations its vessels journey to.

As a guest, you’ll be taken care of by our well-trained staff, who know how to anticipate your needs and wants (often before you even get to think about what they are exactly!). Same goes for our experienced dive crew – always sharp and all set for the exciting underwater adventures they’ll guide you through.

Solitude Liveaboards is dedicated to making every scuba diving trip an unforgettable experience for all, and we’re always ready to welcome you aboard your home away from home.

Solitude Liveaboards & Resorts take hospitality to new horizons. Now both land and sea-based, our guests can choose their own unforgettable adventures in Palau, Philippines and Indonesia! With our three simple but key ethos, we can be great hosts to our guests.

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Comfort

We endeavour to provide our guests the feel and ambience of being pampered in surroundings where they feel as if they are part of the family. Modern living comforts with space to spread-out and find your own cozy privacy if desired, our properties and vessels are designed tastefully to balance use and practicality to maximise your enjoyment and relaxation.

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Communication

Our belief in good communication is one of the core ethos to winning the confidence and trust of our guests, staff and crew. For our guests, it starts from the first point of contact in their inquries to the final preparation before making their journey to one of our liveaboards or resorts. The emphasis of good communication is cascaded from the moment our team receives our guests to bidding farewell. Throughout their stay, we endeavour ourselves to anticipate their needs, solving inconveniences (major or minor) as that may arise as soon as possible, and providing a listening ear for constructive feedback for further improvements. These are what we believe are the traits of being excellent hosts.

Safety

Safety is paramount in Solitude’s way of life in work and play. It starts from the day we conceptualize and build our vessels and resorts by ensuring they are equipped with the right instruments, equipment, systems, and processes. Education and training for our Solitude team are also regularly conducted to keep them current with first aid and rescue skills. Local environment knowledge such as sea states and currents are also important which are accumulated through our own extended tenure in the places we operate in, using our own extensive experiences, and engaging experienced locals if required when we conduct exploratory expeditions.

Know Before You Go

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Language

Bahasa Indonesia is the official language of Indonesia.

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Time Zone

There are mainly three time zones: Indonesia Western Standard Time – seven hours in advance (UTC+7) of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT); Indonesia Central Standard Time – eight hours ahead (UTC+8) of GMT; and Indonesia Eastern Standard Time – nine hours ahead (UTC+9) of GMT.

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Climate/Weather

Split by the equator, Indonesia has an almost entirely tropical climate, with the coastal plains averaging 28°C. The area’s relative humidity is quite high, and ranges between 70 and 90%. In most regions, the dry season begins in May and lasts till September, with rains falling between October and April.

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Currency

The rupiah (Rp) is the official currency of Indonesia. However, many resorts and dive operators also accept US dollars.

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Electricity

Indonesia uses European-style two-pin round plugs. The standard voltage is 230 V, and you can use your electrical appliances in Indonesia if the standard voltage in your country is in between 220 to 240 V (as it is in the UK, Europe, Australia, and most of Asia and Africa).

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Duty-free Allowance

You’re allowed to bring in one litre of alcohol, and no more than 200 cigarettes (100 grams of tobacco).