Quino el Guardian is professional liveaboard built for scuba diving and scientific research. It offering dive liveaboard trips to Socorro Islands and Sea of Cortez according to the dive seasons. It can accommodate up to 16 guests.
Date 04/07/21 to 11/07/21
Duration 7 nights
Boat Quino el Guardian
Destination Sea of Cortez
Departure Puerto Penasco
Arrival Puerto Penasco
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Quino el Guardian is a 27.5 meters long, 7 meters wide dive liveaboard, fully refurbished in 2015, it is extremely seaworthy and is approved by both the US Coast Guard and the Mexican Coast Guard, runs by the same team who runs the Rocio Del Mar.

Quino el Guardian is a specialty vessel designed for scuba diving, conservation, education, scientific research, and unique charters such as Citizen Science programs, videography workshops, rebreather diving and teaching children how to save our oceans etc.

There is air conditioning throughout all interior areas for everyone’s comfort, a large indoor dining area that comfortably accommodates all passengers with a projector and a drop-down screen for group presentations. A indoor salon with sofas, a TV, a computer table set up, books and DVD’s.

The meals onboard will start with a heavy continental breakfast with bagels, toast, yogurt, fresh fruit, cereals, fresh juices, coffee, tea and hot chocolate. After the first dive, there is an American style breakfast consisting of pancakes, waffles, eggs, breakfast meats, and potatoes. After the second dive guest will come back to a hearty lunch that starts with a home-made soup followed by a plated meal such with fish, beef or chicken, fresh vegetables, home-made pasta salads, burgers, fish tacos, and more. In the mid afternoon our chef will prepare a lovely snack with items such as mini sandwiches, sliced cheese and meats, nachos, guacamole, etc. The day will end with a wonderful, three course dinner that starts with a salad, a main course with seafood, beef, chicken or pork cooked with savory spices, paired with vegetables, pastas and potatoes. Desserts are a sweet surprise made fresh daily.

Quino el Guardian also provides complimentary beverages throughout the day including canned soft drinks, and beer & wine after your last dive of the day.

The huge, well organized dive deck comes with gear storage for all your diving equipment, spacious camera table with lots of power outlets, rinse showers, easy access to the inflatable pangas etc.

Onboard power is 110V, just like in the U.S., please bring your own plug converter.


Quino el Guardian has 5 basic guest cabins, it can accommodates up to 16 guests per trip:

All cabins have air conditioning, additional storage under the beds, reading light, power outlet (110V) etc.

4 Quad Cabins:
Located on the lower deck, each cabin comes with 2 sets of bunk beds, each bed has a privacy curtain, there are 4 large drawers, portholes.

1 Twin Cabin:
Located on the lower deck, this cabin comes with 2 single beds in bunk style, each bed has a privacy curtain, there are 2 large drawers, portholes.

4 Shared Bathrooms:
All the guests will use the shared bathrooms, located on the dive deck.
Each bathroom comes with a full size shower, toilet, sink and storage area.


  • 3 to 4 dives per diving day, depending on conditions.

  • All divers must have a submersible console (SMB).

  • No dive provided on the day of arrival and departure.

  • All diving will provide experienced guide to lead the dive.

  • Divers must reach AOW with at least 50 logged dives for Socorro.

Other Informations

  • Nitrox:Available with additional charge
  • 15L Tanks:Available with additional charge
  • REBREATHER Dive:Available with additional charge
  • Technical Dive:Not available at the moment
  • Dive Equipment Rental:Available with additional charge
  • Dive insurance:Divers must have valid dive insurance
  • Wi-Fi Internet :Not available at the moment
  • Laundry Service:Not available at the moment
  • Massage Service:Not available at the moment
  • Payment on board:Cash (USD/MXN/EUR) or Credit Cards
  • Crew Number:Unknown, include 2 dive guides

Cabins & prices

Name Price
Quad Share $2,300.00


  • Air tanks & weights & weight belts
  • Daily housekeeping service
  • Land transfer on arrival/depature date
  • Alcoholic beverages (beer or/and wine)
  • All meals & complimentary beverages (water & tea & coffee)
  • Soft drinks in bottles and/or cans
  • Dive guide service
  • Dinner on final evening
  • Boat accident insurance

Not included

  • Domestic flights
  • Dive courses on board
  • Crew gratuity
  • Dive equipment rentals
  • Dive insurance
  • Travel insurance ( cancellation insurance)
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Larger tank (15 L)
  • Nitrox fills
  • Marine park fees/Port fees


Destinations Sea of Cortez, Socorro
Facilities Nitrox support, Camera station, Rebreathe Friendly
Languages spoken English, Spanish


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