Quino El Guardian

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A well-equipped Mexican vessel accommodating 16 passengers exploring The Sea of Cortez and the Socorro Islands. Quino El Guardian can take you dive sites which enable you to dive with Humpback Whales, Bottlenose Dolphins and Whale Sharks.

Quino El Guardian is extremely seaworthy and is approved by both the US Coast Guard and the Mexican Coast Guard. She is equipped with state-of-the-art electronics and all required safety equipment.

Our vessel is 90 ft long with a 23 ft beam.

Quino comfortably accommodates 16 passengers with additional space for two of the group leaders in the crew quarters.

Quad

4 cabins with 4 beds: 2 bunks on each side equaling 4 beds
Each bed has a privacy curtain, light and power outlet
Dresser with 4 large drawers – one for each guest with additional storage under the beds
Rooms are typically assigned by gender

  • Bunk Beds
  • Privacy Curtain
  • Power Outlet
  • Light
  • Dresser
  • Air Conditioning

Twin Cabin

1 cabin with two beds that sleeps 2 (typically reserved for a couple) featuring individually controlled air conditioning.

  • Suitable for a Couple
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dresser/Storage
  • Power Output
  • Light

Route Options

8 Day - Sea of Cortez/Midriff Islands

Day 1 - Embark at 5pm in Puerto Peñasco. Depart at 6pm

Day 2 - Wake up at Refugio Bay on Angel Island
Potential Dive sites: Angel Rock, La Vela, Lolo’s Cove
Sunset Zodiak Cruise with Sea Lions

Day 3 - Angel Island
Potential Dive sites: Andrea’s Eagle, El Aquario, Las Vivoras, Las Vivoras including a night dive

Day 4 - San Pedro Martir
Potential Dive sites: El Arroyo, Punta Martir (Sea Lions), Chayo’s Cove

Day 5 - San Pedro Martir
Potential Dive sites: Ravijunco, Xareni’s Pinnacle, Coromel, Morrito
In afternoon we go looking for whales!

Day 6 - Salsipuedes & Animas
Potential Dive sites: Los Cuervos, El Caballo, In Animas, El Lavadero, El Lavadero including a night dive

Day 7 - Baja and Snorkeling with Whale Sharks in Bahia De Los Angeles
Potential Dive sites: El Pescador, Baja Ca.
Start heading back to Puerto Penasco in afternoon

Day 8 - Disembark at 7am

13 Days - Explore Baj
PUERTO PENASCO - SAN JOSE DEL CABO
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SAN JOSE DEL CABO - PUERTO PENASCO

PUERTO PENASCO TO SAN JOSE DEL CABO (OR LA PAZ) ITINERARY
Day 1 – Check in at boat at 5:00pm in Puerto Peñasco
Day 2 – Angel Island
Day 3 – Bahia De Los Angeles – snorkeling with whale sharks, El Pescador
Day 4 – Animas and Salsipuedes
Day 5 – San Pedro Martir
Day 6 – Isla Alfonso
Day 7 – Coronado, walk Loreto Mission Square in the evening
Day 8 – Animas
Day 9 – Dora’s Pinnacle in the morning, Los Islotes in the afternoon, Ensenada Grande and Mobula night dive
Day 10 – Los Islotes, shipwreck “Fang Ming”
Day 11 – Cerralvo
Day 12 – Cabo Pulmo
Day 13 – Disembark 8:30am in La Paz or San Jose Del Cabo



SAN JOSE DEL CABO (OR LA PAZ) TO PUERTO PENASCO ITINERARY
Day 1 – Check in at boat at 5:00pm in San Jose Del Cabo
Day 2 – Cabo Pulmo
Day 3 – Isla Cerralvo
Day 4 – Los Islotes, shipwreck “Fang Ming”
Day 5 – Dora’s Pinnacle in the morning, Los Islotes in the afternoon, Ensenada Grande and Mobula night dive
Day 6 – Animas
Day 7 – Coronado, walk Loreto Mission Square in the evening
Day 8 – Isla Alfonso
Day 9 – San Pedro Martir
Day 10 – Animas and Salsipuedes
Day 11 – Bahia de Los Angeles – snorkeling with whale sharks, El Pescador
Day 12 – Angel Island
Day 13 – Disembark 8:30am in Puerto Penasco

Socorro Islands (San Jose - San Jose)

The crew of Quino el Guardian will be glad to help you in any way possible to make your visit to the Socorro Islands an unforgettable experience.

Our Socorro Islands season runs from the beginning of November to the end of May.

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.

Due to the Revillagigedo biosphere regulations, divers are prohibited from carrying lights and knifes or the wearing of gloves when diving anywhere in the Socorro Islands. Only camera lights are permitted

All diving is daytime diving: there are no night dives

Weather and conditions permitting, the first day divers enjoy 3 to 4 dives. Four dives per day are scheduled at Socorro (except for the day we check in at the Naval Station and it is 3 dives) and San Benedicto islands. Three dives are scheduled per day at Roca Partida.

All of our trips have two dive masters on board to lead dives and assist divers

We have two inflatables (pangas) with drivers vigilantly watching for bubbles and retrieving divers upon surfacing

We provide 80 cubic foot aluminum tanks that are both DIN & yoke compatible

All guests must travel to San Jose del Cabo Airport (SJD). Guests are responsible for their own transportation to or from the boat. The marina is about 25 minutes from the airport.

Vessel Details

Length & Width 27m x 7m
Year Built / Refurbished 1980 - 2015
Speed 10 knots
Speed 7.5 knots
Disalination & Water Capacitity 25000 liters
Diesel Capacity 40000 liters
Dive Tenders & Zodiacs 2 x Yamaha 75hp
Regulator $50
BCD $50
Dive Computer $50

Available Experiences

ITINERARIES AVAILABLE IN THIS DESTINATION

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Cabo Pearce

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Cabo Pearce is located on the east side of Socorro Island. Look around immediately after you roll in – you might be surrounded by bottlenose dolphins. And if you are even luckier, they might be in the mood for company. Nothing is better than spending your whole dive with 20 to 30 friendly dolphins. But don't despair if the cetaceans are scarce –this is a great site for sharks, particularly whale sharks and there are plenty of giant manta rays.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 30

The Aquarium

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

On the east of the island is a site popular with macro photographers – given its name it is no suprise that there are plenty of fish. The garish orange Clarion angelfish form large schools – the juveniles have bright blue flashes which fade as they mature. Lots of red-tailed triggerfish and crosshatch triggerfish roam this site.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 18
Dates Duration Route Room Type Price
22 Sep 2019
4 Oct 2019
12 Nights Explore Baja Quad £2796
20 Oct 2019
1 Nov 2019
12 Nights Explore Baja Quad £2796
3 Nov 2019
12 Nov 2019
9 Nights Socorro Islands Quad £2640
14 Nov 2019
23 Nov 2019
9 Nights Socorro Islands Quad £2640
25 Nov 2019
4 Dec 2019
9 Nights Socorro Islands Quad £2640
6 Dec 2019
15 Dec 2019
9 Nights Socorro Islands Quad £2640
6 Dec 2019
15 Dec 2019
9 Nights Socorro Islands Twin Cabin £2640
8 Jan 2020
17 Jan 2020
9 Nights Socorro Islands Quad £2640
8 Jan 2020
17 Jan 2020
9 Nights Socorro Islands Twin Cabin £2640
18 Jan 2020
28 Jan 2020
9 Nights Socorro Islands Quad £2640
28 Jan 2020
6 Feb 2020
9 Nights Socorro Islands Quad £2640
9 Feb 2020
18 Feb 2020
9 Nights Socorro Islands Quad £2640
9 Feb 2020
18 Feb 2020
9 Nights Socorro Islands Twin Cabin £2640
20 Feb 2020
29 Feb 2020
9 Nights Socorro Islands Quad £2640
20 Feb 2020
29 Feb 2020
9 Nights Socorro Islands Twin Cabin £2640
2 Mar 2020
11 Mar 2020
9 Nights Socorro Islands Quad £2640
2 Mar 2020
11 Mar 2020
9 Nights Socorro Islands Twin Cabin £2640
13 Mar 2020
22 Mar 2020
9 Nights Socorro Islands Quad £2640
13 Mar 2020
22 Mar 2020
9 Nights Socorro Islands Twin Cabin £2640
24 Mar 2020
2 Apr 2020
9 Nights Socorro Islands Quad £2640
24 Mar 2020
2 Apr 2020
9 Nights Socorro Islands Twin Cabin £2640
4 Apr 2020
13 Apr 2020
9 Nights Socorro Islands Quad £2640
4 Apr 2020
13 Apr 2020
9 Nights Socorro Islands Twin Cabin £2640
15 Apr 2020
24 Apr 2020
9 Nights Socorro Islands Quad £2640
15 Apr 2020
24 Apr 2020
9 Nights Socorro Islands Twin Cabin £2640
26 Apr 2020
5 May 2020
9 Nights Socorro Islands Quad £2640
26 Apr 2020
5 May 2020
9 Nights Socorro Islands Twin Cabin £2640
7 May 2020
16 May 2020
9 Nights Socorro Islands Quad £2640
7 May 2020
16 May 2020
9 Nights Socorro Islands Twin Cabin £2640
18 May 2020
27 May 2020
9 Nights Socorro Islands Quad £2640
18 May 2020
27 May 2020
9 Nights Socorro Islands Twin Cabin £2640
19 Jul 2020
26 Jul 2020
7 Nights Sea of Cortez – Midriff Islands Quad £1760
19 Jul 2020
26 Jul 2020
9 Nights Sea of Cortez – Midriff Islands Twin Cabin £1760
26 Jul 2020
2 Aug 2020
7 Nights Sea of Cortez – Midriff Islands Quad £1760
26 Jul 2020
2 Aug 2020
9 Nights Sea of Cortez – Midriff Islands Twin Cabin £1760
2 Aug 2020
9 Aug 2020
7 Nights Sea of Cortez – Midriff Islands Quad £1760
2 Aug 2020
9 Aug 2020
9 Nights Sea of Cortez – Midriff Islands Twin Cabin £1760
9 Aug 2020
16 Aug 2020
7 Nights Sea of Cortez – Midriff Islands Quad £1760
9 Aug 2020
16 Aug 2020
9 Nights Sea of Cortez – Midriff Islands Twin Cabin £1760
16 Aug 2020
23 Aug 2020
7 Nights Sea of Cortez – Midriff Islands Quad £1760
16 Aug 2020
23 Aug 2020
9 Nights Sea of Cortez – Midriff Islands Twin Cabin £1760
23 Aug 2020
30 Aug 2020
7 Nights Sea of Cortez – Midriff Islands Quad £1760
23 Aug 2020
30 Aug 2020
9 Nights Sea of Cortez – Midriff Islands Twin Cabin £1760
30 Aug 2020
6 Sep 2020
7 Nights Sea of Cortez – Midriff Islands Quad £1760
30 Aug 2020
6 Sep 2020
9 Nights Sea of Cortez – Midriff Islands Twin Cabin £1760
6 Sep 2020
13 Sep 2020
7 Nights Sea of Cortez – Midriff Islands Quad £1760
6 Sep 2020
13 Sep 2020
9 Nights Sea of Cortez – Midriff Islands Twin Cabin £1760
13 Sep 2020
20 Sep 2020
7 Nights Sea of Cortez – Midriff Islands Quad £1760
13 Sep 2020
20 Sep 2020
9 Nights Sea of Cortez – Midriff Islands Twin Cabin £1760
18 Oct 2020
30 Oct 2020
12 Nights Explore Baja Quad £2796
1 Nov 2020
10 Nov 2020
9 Nights Socorro Islands Twin Cabin £2640
1 Nov 2020
10 Nov 2020
9 Nights Socorro Islands Quad £2640
11 Nov 2020
20 Nov 2020
9 Nights Socorro Islands Quad £2640
11 Nov 2020
20 Nov 2020
9 Nights Socorro Islands Twin Cabin £2640
21 Nov 2020
30 Nov 2020
9 Nights Socorro Islands Quad £2640
21 Nov 2020
30 Nov 2020
9 Nights Socorro Islands Twin Cabin £2640
1 Dec 2020
20 Dec 2020
9 Nights Socorro Islands Quad £2640
1 Dec 2020
20 Dec 2020
9 Nights Socorro Islands Twin Cabin £2640
11 Dec 2020
20 Dec 2020
9 Nights Socorro Islands Quad £2640
11 Dec 2020
20 Dec 2020
9 Nights Socorro Islands Twin Cabin £2640
27 Dec 2020
5 Jan 2021
9 Nights Socorro Islands Quad £2640
27 Dec 2020
5 Jan 2021
9 Nights Socorro Islands Twin Cabin £2640