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Solitude Adventurer

Discussion in 'Indonesia' started by billt4sf, Oct 29, 2020.

  1. billt4sf

    billt4sf Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Fayetteville GA, Wash DC, NY, Toronto, SF
    2,560
    1,144
    113
    Does anyone know about this boat?

    I haven't seen too many reviews. We're interested in her because (1) she's big, a catamaran, and my wife has a serious seasickness problem (yes, we've tried all the solutions; (2) they offer 90% refund if you cancel 60 days or more out; and (3) Raja Ampat!

    Thanks

    Bill
     
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  2. Indah

    Indah Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Weda, Lembeh and Rao Morotai
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    Just looked at their website. Looks a marvelous vessel. But for some people bit short beds.
     
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  3. SeaWarden

    SeaWarden Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Singapore
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    There are a lot of land based resorts. Any specific region that you would like to dive? I can try to find you a resort near by or you can check out the sites for home stays:

    Stay Raja Ampat: The best Raja Ampat accommodation & travel information source
     
  4. Luko

    Luko Regular of the Pub

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Paris, France
    2,156
    1,718
    113
    Haha you should have missed a part of the previous Scubaboard litterature...:facepalm:
    Unless one of the homestays has 24/7 aircon, an inhouse italian chef, serves red wine (NO white wine ..uh...) and has king size beds, I wouldn't see Bill staying more than 5 minutes in one of those.

    Bill, what do you think of homestays?
    "I hate them". :tired:
    Alright, thank you Bill.

    Ho hum, btw Bill : do you remember you have to go to Alor?
     
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  5. Damselfish

    Damselfish ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Boston
    9,165
    1,724
    113
    if someone asks specifically about a liveaboard, even though someone has issues with seasickness...its a fair bet they are interested in a liveaboard.
     
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  6. BoundForElsewhere

    BoundForElsewhere Waiting for the zombies ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: NYC
    1,736
    1,850
    113
    ok. Not cool, man. I had work to do this morning and now all I can think about is Raja Ampat and those awesome homestays. Once this stupid pandemic is over, i'm going.
     
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  7. billt4sf

    billt4sf Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Fayetteville GA, Wash DC, NY, Toronto, SF
    2,560
    1,144
    113
    Oh yeah I totally get that, Luko. Not being an adherent of white wine, I stand guilty as charged. Not everyone can enjoy Beethoven’s Quartet #15 third movement *all* the time! Sometimes fools need to hear a little Dvorak Op 86 to clear the mind. :clapping:


    You know, in America we have a saying: “Fools rush in where angels fear to tread”. :poke: More generally, we have “In matters of taste, there is no dispute”. Check it out, baby! :bounce:
     
  8. Centrals

    Centrals Barangay Pasaway

    # of Dives:
    Location: Hong Kong
    7,548
    2,740
    113
    Is it angels rather than wise?

    We all have differences in requirement/taste or whatever!!
     
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  9. Dan

    Dan ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Lake Jackson, Texas
    6,565
    4,127
    113
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  10. DivingChipmunk

    DivingChipmunk Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: New Jersey, USA
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    How has your research on this boat come along? We are also looking at it for Raja Ampat, Dec 2021. I haven't found much info or review online.
    What's your time frame?
    BTW, I am also very prone to seasickness, but just survived a Nautilus Explorer trip to Socorro. So now I am more confident with an LOB in Raja Ampat. We are also looking at doing a few days of diving at a resort there.

    Thanks!

    Sue
     

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