SOLITUDE ONE

FRIENDS ONBOARD

SOLITUDE ONE

MEET OUR TEAM

These are the people responsible for bringing you that unforgettable experience on the Solitude Liveaboards. Their professionalism, camaraderie and teamwork is what makes them the A-Team in luxury liveaboard diving.

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ALFONSO RIBOTE RODRIGUEZ

Cruise Director

Hailing from Valladolid, Spain, Alfonso decided to trade in his corporate suits for a wetsuit and sail east to explore the waters of the famed Coral Triangle. He could still put his accounting skills to good use though, as Finance Controller for PT Odyssea Utama, owner of MV Odyssea 1 and the Cocotinos Resorts in Manado and Lombok. As Cruise Director for the MV Odyssea 1, MV Mermaid 2 and KLM Aurora, he controlled and supervised all operations on the vessels. And in all his time spent diving the pristine waters around Bali, Komodo, Flores and Raja Ampat, Alfonso is proficient not only in Spanish and English, but in Bahasa Indonesia as well. Now that he has joined Solitude Liveaboards, this charming Spaniard will once again take the helm as Cruise Director together with Silvia Perez, ensuring that your time on Solitude Liveaboards is a memorable one.

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SILVIA PÉREZ

Cruise Director

Never underestimate her sweet, beguiling nature, because Silvia is a human dynamo who can match any male in endurance and strength of character. At 12 Years Old, she wore her first pair of fins guided by her father, the founder of Ali-Sub Dive Centre in Alicante, Spain. Since then, Silvia hasn’t looked back and started her path towards being a professional diver, loving and appreciating the ocean. Highly trained technically as an instructor in Technical Foundations (and an SSI Instructor) with diving tenure in Bali, Komodo-Flores, North Sulawesi and Andaman Seas, Silvia will be a huge asset to the Solitude fleet . Silvia is proficient not only in Spanish and English, but in Bahasa Indonesia as well. Besides diving, Silvia is also a criminology graduate from Spain, her petite frame fills very big shoes, taking huge strides in the diving industry few women have ever dared to tread. Having helped run operations for the Odyssea Divers (Cocotinos Manado), MV Mermaid 2 and KLM Aurora, Silvia will be also be the Cruise Directo in tandem with Alfonso with Solitude One.

Mitch

JoMitch Ejercito (Mitch)

Deputy Cruise Director

Mitch has been with Solitude since the very day we surveyed the vessel before we purchased it from the previous owner as a deck hand. A local boy from Bacolod, Philippines, he has since been with us as one of the original crew in the rebuilding project team. From a deck hand role to a skiff pilot and then learning to dive under the tutelage of Silvia n Alfonso, he finally moved into the role of a dive guide in 201 and quickly learnt the ropes of management and earning the promotion to the Deputy Cruise Director.

Although a deputy, Mitch essentially assumes the Cruise Director  role when Solitude One is back operating in the Philippines.