Liquid Diving Adventures

Quino el Guardian

Quino el Guardian

$3400 USD / 10 nights



Built: Rebuilt 2015
Construction: Wood hull
Length: 27.4 meters / 90 feet
Beam: 7 meters / 23 feet
Cruise: 8-9 knots
Divers: 16
Electricity: 110 VAC
Nitrox $

Schedules & Availability


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26 FEB2024
9 nights
Socorro Islands
1 available space
USD 3500.-
1 available space

Departure/Arrival

embark:
26 Feb 2024
17:00
San Jose Del Cabo
disembark:
06 Mar 2024
08:30
San Jose Del Cabo

Prices & Availability

Quad cabin
Lower Deck
USD 3500.-
1 space

Surcharges payable with booking

NITROX
USD
140.-
NATIONAL MARINE PARK FEE
USD
480.-
 Booking Request
07 MAR2024
9 nights
Socorro Islands
11 available spaces
USD 3500.-
11 available spaces

Departure/Arrival

embark:
07 Mar 2024
17:00
San Jose Del Cabo
disembark:
16 Mar 2024
08:30
San Jose Del Cabo

Prices & Availability

Quad cabin
Lower Deck
USD 3500.-
11 spaces

Surcharges payable with booking

NITROX
USD
140.-
NATIONAL MARINE PARK FEE
USD
480.-
 Booking Request
17 MAR2024
9 nights
Socorro Islands
4 available spaces
USD 3500.-
4 available spaces

Departure/Arrival

embark:
17 Mar 2024
17:00
San Jose Del Cabo
disembark:
26 Mar 2024
08:30
San Jose Del Cabo

Prices & Availability

Quad cabin
Lower Deck
USD 3500.-
4 spaces

Surcharges payable with booking

NITROX
USD
140.-
NATIONAL MARINE PARK FEE
USD
480.-
 Booking Request
27 MAR2024
9 nights
Socorro Islands
7 available spaces
USD 3500.-
7 available spaces

Departure/Arrival

embark:
27 Mar 2024
17:00
San Jose Del Cabo
disembark:
05 Apr 2024
08:30
San Jose Del Cabo

Prices & Availability

Quad cabin
Lower Deck
USD 3500.-
7 spaces

Surcharges payable with booking

NITROX
USD
140.-
NATIONAL MARINE PARK FEE
USD
480.-
 Booking Request
16 APR2024
9 nights
Socorro Islands
13 available spaces
USD 3500.-
13 available spaces

Departure/Arrival

embark:
16 Apr 2024
17:00
San Jose Del Cabo
disembark:
25 Apr 2024
08:30
San Jose Del Cabo

Prices & Availability

Quad cabin
Lower Deck
USD 3500.-
13 spaces

Surcharges payable with booking

NITROX
USD
140.-
NATIONAL MARINE PARK FEE
USD
480.-
 Booking Request
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The Quino el Guardian is a steel hull ship built specifically for diving and scientific research and is not a converted fishing vessel normally seen in the Mexican waters. The ship is 90 feet (27.4 meters) in length and has a 23-foot (7 meters) beam. Power for computers and charging batteries is 110VAC.
The ship accommodates to up to 16 divers in 4 quad cabins, each with 4 beds with privacy curtains and a storage drawer for each guest. There are four spacious community bathrooms equipped with full size showers located on the dive deck. In between dives guests can relax on the large partially shaded sundeck with chaise lounges 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 start the dive day and end with homemade soups, salads and local fresh dishes. Beer and wine are included.
Diving takes place from the huge dive deck, which is well organised for gear storage and has spacious camera tables.
The ship’s destinations include the Sea of Cortez, Midriff Islands, Revillagigedo, and Socorro Islands. The Socorro Islands season runs from the beginning of November to the end of May. The Sea of Cortez season runs from the beginning of July to the 3rd week of September, and explores the Midriff Islands.
Diving at the Socorro Islands is amazing and it provides the chance for large animal encounters - it truly is where the wild things are. The main attractions in the Socorro Islands are large pelagic animals including Manta Rays, dolphins, Humpback Whales and seven different types of sharks including Hammerhead Sharks.
The Sea of Cortez is very diverse and has as vast amount of nudibranchs, blennys, jawfish, a variety of rays and guitarfish, schools of fish, eels, octopus, sea horses, frogfish, Mexican Horn Sharks, and some of the friendliest sea lions on the planet! We also have a lot of whale activity on this trip. Divers consistently see Pilot, Fin and Sperm Whales as well as dolphins. The trips run from Sunday to Sunday. The boat departs from Puerto Peñasco, Mexico at approximately 7pm and travels for 12 hours. The next morning the crew is ready for the first dive.
The ship offers nitrox but technical diving and rebreathers are not supported.
Text and photographs courtesy of the Quino el Guardian



Dive Conditions

Located 240 miles (390 kilometers) off the Baja Peninsula, the four Revillagigedo Islands offer some of the best diving in Mexico. Of these, Socorro Island is the most famous. It’s so well-known that often the group of islands is referred to as Socorro Is
All diving at Socorro Island is carried out by liveaboard. These vessels depart from Cabo San Lucas and generally spend about a week around the island and its neighbors. It takes approximately 24 hours transit time to reach this remote destination from th
It’s also important to note that diving at Socorro Island should not be attempted by novice divers. The currents are strong and unpredictable, relegating this to advanced divers only. Because of the biosphere regulations of Socorro Island, divers are proh
November to May is considered the best time to dive in Socorro Island. Liveaboards set sail for this remote island at this time, because the sea conditions in the Pacific are calmest during these months. The weather is generally sunny with occasional rain
Manta rays can be seen throughout the year in Socorro, but during the winter months, divers also have the chance of spotting a whale shark or one of the thousands of humpbacks that breed and calve in the area. At this time, visibility is negatively impact
Water Temperature ranges from 21-23C/70-74F during the winter and 24-28C/76-82f during late fall and spring. Usually, a 5mm wetsuit with an optional hooded vest works well at Socorro. Dive gloves are not permitted at Socorro by law. Underwater visibility