Quino el Guardian Liveaboard

Quino el Guardian Liveaboard

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  • NitroxSurcharge
  • Wi-FiNo
  • Diving EquipmentNo
  • Tech Diving FriendlyNo
  • Fleet nameMexico Liveaboards
  • Year built1980
  • Length27.5
  • Width7.5
  • Capacity16
  • MaterialSteel

Quino El Guardian trips combine fun and research expeditions. Marine biologists and researchers will join trips. It’s a great opportunity to be a part of the ongoing research carried out while you are on board. Training experience of the diving crew will make diving extremely successful for novices experienced divers. Quino’s routes include visiting of amazing destinations such as Socorro, Sea of Cortez, Baja Peninsula. It’s true divers paradise where you can meet sharks, dolphins, dive with sea lions, and whales.

Boat interior

The total capacity of Quino el Guardian is 16 persons. The boat has four quad cabins and one twin bed room. There are four shared bathrooms on board. Time in between dives passengers of Quino el Guardian can spend at the lounge area. It is spacious, has air conditioning. Divers can discuss their diving adventures or watch TV.

Dive deck

Boat’s dive deck is big and comfy. It has all necessary items for convenient preparation and maintaining the gear. There are numerous of storage boxes and rinsing tanks.


Safety is always important and crew of Quino el Guardian cares about it. Boat equipped with emergency rafts, life rafts in each cabin and firefighting equipment, oxygen and first aid kit.


Quino el Guardian offers a Sea of Cortez itinerary. This area is truly amazing. During the safari, you will get a chance to meet such extraordinary creatures like whale sharks, sea lions, hammerheads and mantas. A diverse of marine life of Sea of Cortez is awesome. Divers often can meet horn sharks and even whales. Divers can explore pinnacles and caves of Sea of Cortez. Reefs feature with colorful corals sponges and gorgonian fans.

When to go

Diving season in the Sea of Cortez last all year. Divers usually prefer time in between July and October. For whale watching better to choose September and the end of November.

Quino el Guardian doesn’t offer luxury options, but this boat got all that can be needed to make your safari to Mexico unforgettable

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CabinsView deck plan

Quad Cabin

Quad Cabin

Lower Deck
2 Twin Beds + 2 Twin Beds (Bunk-Style)
Max occupancy
4 Guests
Number of Cabins
4 Cabins
4 cabins with 4 bunks, each has a privacy curtain, light and power outlet, dresser with 4 large drawers – one for each guest with additional storage under the beds
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Standard Cabin

Standard Cabin

Lower Deck
Twin Beds
Max occupancy
2 Guests
Number of Cabins
1 Cabin
A cabin with two beds (typically reserved for a couple)
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Boat specification

  • Fleet nameMexico Liveaboards
  • Year built1980
  • Last renovation dateJanuary, 2016
  • Length27.5
  • Width7.5
  • Capacity16
  • MaterialSteel
  • LanguagesEnglish, Spanish
  • Handicapped FriendlyNo
  • Number of cabins5
  • Engines1 x 620 HP CAT
  • Generator2 x 100 & 40 KW Perkins
  • Compressors2 on-board compressors
  • Tenders2 inflatable pangas
  • Nitrox MembraneUp to 40% but 32%
  • Power plugs onboard110V 24
  • Freshwater maker2,000 liters per day
  • On-board payment methodsCash


2 divemasters: 16 divers

Onboard Facilities

  • Laundry Service
  • Massage
  • Onboard Kayaks
  • Audio & Video Entertainment
  • Air Conditioned Saloon
  • Sun Deck
  • Sun Loungers
  • Open Air Saloon
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Bar
  • Child Friendly
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • SPA
  • Land Excursions
  • Fishing

Cabin Facilities

  • TV in Cabins
  • Air Conditioning
  • En-Suite Cabins
  • Wall Fan
  • Lockable Storage
  • Towels
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries

Food & drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Dietary Restrictions
  • Buffet Style
  • Alcoholic Beverages and Spirits
  • A La Carte
  • Hot & Soft Drinks and Cold
  • Snacks All Day

Photography Facilities

  • Camera & Photography Station
  • Separate Rinsing Tanks for U/W Camera
  • Camera Table
  • Special Storage for U/W Camera
  • Charging Stations

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Diving and Safety

  • Radar
  • GPS Tracking
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Life Rafts
  • Life Jackets
  • Fire Fighting Equipment
  • Emergency Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Sounder
  • Satellite Phone
  • Bilge Pump Alarm
  • Searchlight
  • EPIRB (emergency position indicating radio beacon)
  • Emergency Flares
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Life Rings

Diving Facilities

  • Warm Water Showers
  • Rebreather Support
  • Compressors
  • Rinse Hosts
  • Tenders for Diving
  • Tech Diving
  • Dive Deck
  • DIN Adaptors
  • Personal Storage Space

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Best crew eveerVerified review

I have been on many live-aboards all over the world, and I say this boat had the best crew EVER! In every facet the crew carried out their roles superbly. From Juan the Cruise Director and Dive Master, Jorge, hands down the best cook/chef I have ever experienced, to all the individual crew members......WOW!!! The diving itself was interesting and I will be back.
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Quino Mi GuardianVerified review

Este viaje en Mi Quino sin duda me ha marcado y se quedará por siempre en mi corazón, ha sido de las experiencias más fabulosas que he vivido y siempre lo recordaré y añoraré con una enorme sonrisa. Este viaje no sólo ha sido maravilloso por el lugar tan hermoso que es Revillagigedo sino también por el divino barco y la tripulación que no hicieron sentir como en casa y fueron las personas más atentas y alegres todo el tiempo. Gracias Quino por todo y espero poder regresar a tus brazos otra vez! Con Amor, La Negrita.
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