The Quino El Guardian is a custom-made vessel ideally suited for scientific marine expeditions and scuba trips in the heart of Mexico’s pristine and fish-filled Pacific waters. When considering size, it is interesting to note that the Quino El Guardian is 25 metres in length and is one of the most recent vessels to join the fleet of Rocio del Mar. The Quino El Guardian can host a maximum of 16 divers and boasts 3 fantastic itineraries throughout the year.
There are 4 cabins on-board the Quino El Guardian which comfortably sleep 4people with individual bed curtains for privacy and secure storage areas for each individual guest. The vessel has 4 roomy community bathrooms on-board complete with large showers and plenty of hot water. Guests are able to relax in style on the liveaboard’s big sundeck which has some shaded space as well as comfortable chairs in the open-air and sunshine. The Quino El Guardian’s saloon has a table for computer usage, a sofa and a TV for entertainment. All meals are included and are served up in the vessel’s dining area and local beer and wine are also available. The delicious on-board meals include an American-style breakfast, salads, soups and freshly prepared local fare.
All diving is done from Quino El Guardian’s dedicated diving deck featuring plenty of space for guests to kit up and store their dive equipment. The large dive deck also features camera tables for added convenience. The three itineraries on offer are very popular with scuba divers and tend to fill up quickly. One of the itineraries includes the Socorro Islands which is world-famous for up close and personal encounters with magnificent mantas, dolphins and even humpback whales. The second itinerary that includes dive spots in the Sea of Cortez gives divers the opportunity to dive with the world’s biggest fish, the massive whale shark. The third itinerary explores the areas of Baja California and Cabo Pulmo, referred to as the ‘aquarium of the sea’ by the esteemed Jacques Cousteau.
The Quino el Guardian liveaboard can comfortable house as many as 16 guests per trip. The boat has 5 cabins and can accommodate an additional 2 people (2 group leaders) that can stay with the crew members if required. Each of the 5 cabins is air-conditioned and offers storage space for belongings. There are shared bathroom facilities on board which all cabins will make use of.
4 Quad Cabins
The quad cabins have 2 sets of bunk beds, with a total of 4 single beds in each cabin.
1 Twin Cabin
The twin cabin is suitable for 2 and has 2 beds arranged into bunks.
4 community bathrooms
The shared bathrooms feature toilets, sinks and hot water showers for all guests to share.