Quino el Guardian, Mexico


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 where you can dive untouched walls with abundant marine life and the chance to spot whales and whale sharks, and 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: Nitrox $120.00 per person if you choice to 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, transportation cost, hotel, airfare are not included in the price of the trip.

Book now, pay later: You can easily place your booking online. We will then hold the spaces for you and you can confirm with a payment later.

* Extra fees are shown per person and are subject to change.

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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 any specific dietary requirements whilst on-board your cruise, 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.


  • 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.


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 and Safety

  • 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

  • 8.6 Fabulous
  • 5 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • South Korea South Korea
It was just great!

Dolphins and Oceanic Mantas!

Recommended for
Diving Guide, Food and Drinks, The crews
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Joel G
  • United States United States
the crew went way overboard!

the work the scientists were doing for tracking species. getting to watch them perform an ultrasound on a wild Rey.

Recommended for
variety, the energy the crew took for us
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • miguel L
  • Argentina Argentina

Giant Mantas

Recommended for
Dive, crew, food
  • 7.2 Good
  • Alex C
  • United States United States
Weather plays the ultimate role in this trip

Manta rays, dolphins

Recommended for
Owners, crew, small size
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Pier-Luc D
  • Canada Canada
Great experience

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