Quino el Guardián

Dive into Marine Research

Quino El Guardián, formerly a fishing boat, has been meticulously transformed to facilitate scientific research and offer unparalleled diving experiences. Over half of our journeys are research-focused, granting divers remarkable moments alongside marine biologists and researchers.


Spanning 90 feet in length and 23 feet in beam, this vessel accommodates up to 16 guests. It features various lodging options, including four quadruple cabins, one double cabin, and shared bathrooms. The boat boasts a spacious lounge complete with a TV, a well-equipped kitchen, and a large deck perfect for unwinding after dives. Additionally, the yacht is outfitted with a well-organized dive platform, a dining area, dive deck showers, and air conditioning for maximum comfort.

Aventura - Quino el Guardián
Aventura - Quino el Guardián


The ship offers various routes through the Sea of Cortez and the renowned Socorro Island. The first day is dedicated to a safety briefing and crew introduction. The remaining days focus on diving, with opportunities for 3 to 4 dives daily. In Socorro, you can dive amidst vast schools of fish, dolphins, giant oceanic manta rays, and various species of sharks. The diverse itineraries in the Sea of Cortez offer encounters with sea lions, turtles, wrecks, and a plethora of marine life.


From: 3,500 USD

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Rosemary G

Great expedition

I ventured to Socorro with Quino El Guardián, and it was truly awe-inspiring! The marine life is incredible; we dived with manta rays, dolphins, and tiger sharks. The crew was attentive, and the food superb!

Tomas K

Highly recommended

I highly recommend this experience; swimming with giant manta rays is unparalleled. On the last dive, we encountered a massive whale shark!"

Isaias Di

Great dives

One of the best diving cruises I've been on. Though not luxurious, it offers all essential comforts.

Laura L

More than expected

The boat isn't luxurious, but it meets all the needs of the average person. The diving experience far exceeded my expectations.


The cruise provides 5 cabins on the lower deck, all equipped with air conditioning and shared bathrooms. Four cabins are quadruples, while one is a double cabin, perfect for couples. Each room ensures privacy with curtained bunks and personalized storage. Shared bathrooms are conveniently located near the dive area.

Quadruple cabins

Each cabin features two bunk sets, comfortably accommodating 4 guests. Integrated curtains guarantee complete privacy. Each cabin is also equipped with spacious storage drawers, one for each guest.

Double cabin

This cabin offers two single bunk-style beds, ideal for couples. The room provides two storage drawers, portholes, and curtains for privacy.

Frequently Asked Questions

What features does Quino El Guardián offer?
Fully refurbished in 2015, the vessel is equipped for species research and study. With a maximum capacity of 18 passengers, it boasts a comfortable lounge, library, terrace, dining area, extensive dive platform, showers, and 5 cabins, meeting all diving requirements.