Quino el Guardian, Mexico

from US$ 261 / day
  • Nitrox available
8.110 "Very good"   6 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 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.

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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 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

    Very good (out of 10)
    Average score from 6 Verified Review(s) Only people who have booked through LiveAboard.com and joined the liveaboard can write a review.
    Pier-Luc D
    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

    Alex C
    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

    Miguel L
    Excellent Socorro Islands - RdM, Mexico in February

    Giant Mantas

    Recommended for

    Dive, crew, food

    Joel G
    United States
    the crew went way overboard! Socorro Islands - QeG, Mexico in December

    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

    pamela B
    Review score
    Terrible boat but excellent diving Citizen Science - Pelagic Life & Reef Diversity - Socorro (January 15 - 24 -2018), Mexico in January

    Perfect diving Spots but avoid this boat If you want a Good vacation. Only 2 Toiletts and shower for 7 woman, boat is dirty, cabin are shared for 4 worse than in prison, No space at all. The boat only goes max speed of 8 and therefore it takes longer than other boats to reach the diving places, sun deck with only 6 places to rest for 14 passengers.

    Recommended for

    Only diving was excellent, the boat is uncomfortable, noisy, Not enough Space

    South Korea
    It was just great! Socorro Islands - QeG, Mexico in January

    Dolphins and Oceanic Mantas!

    Recommended for

    Diving Guide, Food and Drinks, The crews

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