Day 3 & 4: West Dampier Strait
Gam, Yangefo, and Airborek
Day 5: Piaynemo
Rock Island Viewpoint
Day 6 to 9: Misool
Day 10: East Misool
Day 11: Sorong
** Route Itinerary subject to change due to inclement weather, sea conditions, and/or restrictions posed by local authorities.
Day 1 – (Embarkation Day) Our crew will be waiting to greet you at the Airport in Sorong. After you are comfortably settled onboard and have completed registration, we will have the safety/orientation briefing. After lunch, schedule allowing, we will have a check dive.
Day 2 – We wake up in Raja Ampat, surrounded by tree-covered limestone rock islands. We explore the area of Waisai and Mansuar island today. Pinnacles, walls, and beautiful reefs await. We have 3-4 dives today.
Day 3 & 4 – These days we will explore the western area of the Dampier Strait around Gam, Yangefo, Airborek island. Drift diving, macro critter hunting, and possible Manta Ray sightings are in store for you today. We have 3-4 dives each day.
Day 5 – Today includes diving on lively reefs, pinnacles, and a possible channel drift dive. Raja Ampat is home to several species of shark including the Wobbegong shark (carpet shark) hiding and camouflaging under the coral. There are White and Black tip reef sharks on most dives and the occasional Grey Reef shark as well. Raja Ampat is famous for marine life concentration and diversity. Home to an abundance of macro critters, school fishing, and pelagic species, as well as several species of Rays. At one moment today, we will also have the opportunity to stretch our legs on a short land excursion to a viewpoint for a breathtaking panoramic view of the surrounding rock islands. We have 3-4 dives and a land excursion today.
Day 6 to 9 – Our adventure continues to the south of Raja Ampat in the area surrounding the big island of Misool. Misool is full of vibrant coral reefs teeming with marine life. Giant Gorgonia fans on the reef walls play host to a variety of Pigmy seahorse species. The area is comprised of countless limestone islands, which give shelter to an array of reef-dwelling fish. Pelagic species can be seen patrolling the reefs looking for a meal, and the reefs abound with a rainbow of healthy soft and hard coral. There are pinnacles, ridges, reefs, and small islands to explore, making this area sought after by most who venture this far. If you’re lucky you may encounter the endemic Raja Ampat Epaulette Shark (walking shark) or Manta Ray. We spend the next 3 days exploring Misool.
Day 10 – On our last day of diving we will enjoy two morning dives in the easternmost part of Misool. After diving is finished, allow our crew to wash your equipment and hang it to dry. You may relax and enjoy as we cruise back to the port of Sorong during the afternoon.
Day 11 – (Disembarkation day) Wake up in Sorong harbor and enjoy a small breakfast. All good things must come to an end. Our crew will transport you to the airport. We look forward to seeing you again!
From the very beginning, safety has always been the most important aspect of Solitude and at the forefront of all decision making. Given the remote areas we operate in, it is vital to us that our crew are well trained and we are equipped to handle any scenario should it occur.
During your stay onboard we provide our guests with a complimentary Nautilus Marine Rescue GPS to provide that peace of mind when out diving in the remote parts of Indonesia
Our Features & Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) equipped with:
Emergency Position-Indicating Radiobeacon (EPIRB)
Emergency Survival Packs
Semi-Automated Fire Suppression Sprinkler System
Fleet Broadband Satellite Phone & Internet
Local Navigation Maps with Furuno GPS Chart Plotter
6,000L Water Storage with On-board Water-Maker capable of producing 15,000L of fresh water per day.
We know that time and investment in holidays are valuable and you want to dive as much as you can. We fully understand that, as we take diving holidays too! Be assured that we are committed to providing you with as many dives as we safely can. Besides the obvious reasons why we would not let you go for a dive (stated in your registration form declaration), being well-rested and rehydrated for your first dive is a good first step.
This is why we need to ensure that you have at least 6 hours of proper rest after your arrival before making your first dive. We know you learned about safety during your scuba course(s) but sometimes the excitement and anticipation of a diving holiday can get the better of us and we tend to overlook our own condition for a dive.
Our commitment to safety also includes our crew which is why we limit a maximum of 4 dives (including a night dive) in a day so that they too get ample rest to minimise fatigue, ergo minimise the risk of working on a vessel.
As always, itineraries are subject to weather, logistics, and also, importantly, where sites are better during the week of your cruise. Your cruise directors will constantly be updating you on the schedule/plans on board during your cruise.
Although the standard mix for EAN is 32%, on most dives we have made an educated decision to provide in the proximity of EAN30 instead, to allow a safer M.O.D. EAN30% would provide some degree of depth buffer if you are caught especially in a down current, but will still allow ample extended length of bottom time (compared to normal air). EANitrox prices are as follows: US $8 per dive OR US $135 for 7 days/6 nights Indonesia itinerary, with subsequent additional use US $20 per day.
DIN or International?
We have both.
15L/100cuft Scuba Cylinders?
Yes, we have. It is an additional US $8 per cylinder per diving day.
Additional 12L/80cuft cylinder with air: US $10 per cylinder per diving day
Additional 12L/80cuft cylinder with EANitrox: US $18 per cylinder per diving day. Whole Trip Use discount applies. Please check with your cruise directors or our sales and reservation staff.
Rebreather Diving? Twins?
No, We do not have support for Rebreather or Twin Tank Configuration.