Quino el Guardian, Mexico

from US$ 266 / day
  • Nitrox available
8.310 "Very good"   3 Verified Reviews
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    The 25m Quino el Guardian was custom built for scuba diving and scientific research in the amazing Pacific Mexico waters. The Quino el Guardian caters to up to 16 divers in 4 quad cabins, each with 4 beds with privacy curtains and a storage drawer for each guest.  4 spacious community bathrooms are equipped with full size showers. In between dives guests can relax on the large partially shaded sundeck with with lawn chairs or in the salon with comfortable sofas, TV and computer table. Meals are served in the dining room, and start with an American Breakfast to fuel the morning and end with homemade soups, salads and local fresh dishes. Beers and wines are included.

    Diving takes place from the huge dive deck, which is well organised for gear storage and has spacious camera tables. Divers can choose between 3 itineraries depending on the time of year. The Socorro Islands, known for the worlds friendliest manta rays, humpback whales and pods of dolphins, the Sea of Cortez. Dive untouched walls with abundant marine life and the chance to spot whales and whale sharks. The final itinerary is Baja California, where divers will explore this amazing region and even Cabo Pulmo, touted by Jacques Cousteau as ‘the aquarium of the sea’.

    There are only a limited number of spaces for these trips each year and they fill up fast! Don’t miss out and book your dive trip of a lifetime on the new and exciting Quino el Guardian today.

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    Included: VAT, Accommodation, Tanks, Weights, Belts, Dive master services, All meals, Alcoholic beverages, Towels Provided

    Excluded: Anything purchased on board such as gear, Clothing and sundries, Dive training and certifications, Equipment rental, National Park fees, Transfers, Nitrox $120.00 per person if you use it, Marine Park Fees $28.00 per person, Hyperbaric Chamber $15.00 per person, and suggested Crew Gratuities 10% to 15% upon satisfaction of the trip cost per person, hotel, airfare not included in the price of the trip.

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    Boat features

    • Camera Station
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Audio & video entertainment
    • Library
    • Air Conditioned saloon
    • Aircon Cabins
    • Sun Deck
    • Indoor Saloon
    • Warm Water Showers
    • Outdoor Dining
    • Custom built for diving
    • Charging stations

    Food & Drinks

    • Western Food
    • Local Food
    • Vegetarian Options
    • Beer available
    • Selection of wines
    • Fine Cuisine
    • Snacks All Day

    If you have specific diet requests you can add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form. We advise limiting these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies. The liveaboard serves great food and you will be hungry after a full day of diving!


    • DIN Adaptors
    • Nitrox available
    • Tech diving
    • Dive deck
    • Tenders for diving
    • Sidemount Diving

    The crew speaks English and Spanish.

    Gear rental

    There is diving gear available to rent on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form.
    You will need to pay for the rental gear on board of the boat. Show prices

    Rental Gear Prices

    • Nitrox tank:125
    • Regulator:50
    • BCD:50
    • Dive Computer:50


    Boat Specifications

    • Year built:1980
    • Year renovated:2015
    • Length:82ft
    • Top speed:10 knots
    • Cruising speed:7.5 knots
    • Engines:1 x Perkins
    • Max guests:16
    • Number of cabins:5
    • Number of bathrooms:4
    • Tenders:2 x Yamaha 75hp
    • Water capacity:25000 liters
    • Fuel capacity:40000 liters
    • Freshwater maker:7000 lts per day

    Boat navigation, communication and safety features

    • Radar
    • Depth Sounder
    • GPS
    • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
    • E.P.I.R.B. Distress System
    • Emergency Rafts
    • Life Vests
    • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
    • Oxygen
    • First Aid Kits
    • Fishfinder
    • Satellite & mobile phones
    • Search light
    • Engine room CCTV
    • Crew trained in first aid

    Quino el Guardian Reviews

    Very good (out of 10)
    Average score from 3 Verified Review(s) Only people who have booked through Liveaboard.com and joined the Liveaboard can write a review.
    Excellent Socorro Islands - RdM, Mexico in February

    Giant Mantas

    Recommended for

    Dive, crew, food

    United States
    Weather plays the ultimate role in this trip Socorro Islands - RdM, Mexico in December

    Manta rays, dolphins

    Recommended for

    Owners, crew, small size

    Great experience Socorro Islands - RdM, Mexico in November

    Dive sites were all incredible, I had great time diving Socorro and strongly recommend any divers who like big pelagic animals to go there. The dive we had at El Canon with dolphins was the best of all.

    Recommended for

    diving sites quality, scientists sharing their works, food on board

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