QUINO EL GUARDIAN I 3 PAY + 1 FREE I JAN - MAY 2020 I 9 NIGHTS I SOCORRO I MEXICO

QUINO EL GUARDIAN I 3 PAY + 1 FREE I JAN - MAY 2020 I 9 NIGHTS I SOCORRO I MEXICO
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A vessel built for scuba diving and research to protect the ocean. Equipped with state-of-the-art electronics, guests dive alongside marine scientists to better understand and help protect underwater species.



HIGHLIGHTS

  • 9 Nights, 21 - 25 Dives
  • Languages spoken - English Spanish
  • Liveaboard diving trips to Socorro and the Sea of Cortez
  • Dive in Socorro with friendly mantas and large pelagics
  • Humpback whales, whalesharks, dolphins, hammerheads, tiger and silky sharks
  • Shark observation night dives
  • Citizen scientist trips with marine biologists specializing in whales, mantas, sharks, etc.
  • Complimentary beer and wine after diving finishes for the day
  • 16 guests shared community bathroom facilities
  • TV & computer table
  • Great value: get one extra day of diving compared to other boats going to Socorro

SERVICES ON BOARD

  • Dives from tenders
  • Camera Room Spacious Dive Deck
  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves Tanks With Din Valves Din/Int Adapters Nitrox ($) Rental Equipment ($)
  • Air-Conditioning Lounge/TV Area Movies
  • Snorkelling Land Excursions
  • Buffet – All inclusive – 4 meals per day, snacks and soft drinks, local beer & wine
  • Alcohol- included when diving finishes for the day
  • Payments on board - Visa Mastercard Cash
  • Fire Alarm. Fire Extinguisher. Life Jackets. Life Rafts
  • Emergency Oxygen Kit. Emergency Positioning Radio Beacon

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Dates available
Departure: 27/02/2020
Arrival: 07/03/2020
Duration: 9 nights
Spaces available: 16
Harbors (Departure - Arrival): San Jose Del Cabo - San Jose Del Cabo
Departure: 28/03/2020
Arrival: 06/04/2020
Duration: 9 nights
Spaces available: 16
Harbors (Departure - Arrival): San Jose Del Cabo - San Jose Del Cabo
Departure: 17/04/2020
Arrival: 26/04/2020
Duration: 9 nights
Spaces available: 16
Harbors (Departure - Arrival): San Jose Del Cabo - San Jose Del Cabo
Departure: 27/04/2020
Arrival: 06/05/2020
Duration: 9 nights
Spaces available: 16
Harbors (Departure - Arrival): San Jose Del Cabo - San Jose Del Cabo
Departure: 07/05/2020
Arrival: 16/05/2020
Duration: 9 nights
Spaces available: 16
Harbors (Departure - Arrival): San Jose Del Cabo - San Jose Del Cabo
Departure: 17/05/2020
Arrival: 26/05/2020
Duration: 9 nights
Spaces available: 8
Harbors (Departure - Arrival): San Jose Del Cabo - San Jose Del Cabo
Departure: 27/05/2020
Arrival: 05/06/2020
Duration: 9 nights
Spaces available: 14
Harbors (Departure - Arrival): San Jose Del Cabo - San Jose Del Cabo
Departure Arrival Duration Spaces available Harbors (Departure - Arrival)
27/02/2020 07/03/2020 9 nights 16 San Jose Del Cabo - San Jose Del Cabo
28/03/2020 06/04/2020 9 nights 16 San Jose Del Cabo - San Jose Del Cabo
17/04/2020 26/04/2020 9 nights 16 San Jose Del Cabo - San Jose Del Cabo
27/04/2020 06/05/2020 9 nights 16 San Jose Del Cabo - San Jose Del Cabo
07/05/2020 16/05/2020 9 nights 16 San Jose Del Cabo - San Jose Del Cabo
17/05/2020 26/05/2020 9 nights 8 San Jose Del Cabo - San Jose Del Cabo
27/05/2020 05/06/2020 9 nights 14 San Jose Del Cabo - San Jose Del Cabo

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OUR BOAT

The vessel is 90 ft long with a 25 ft beam, Quino holds room for 16 passengers with additional space for two of the group leaders in the crew quarters. Quino is equipped with state of the art electronics and all safety equipment required. We carry the conscience and awareness of keeping our oceans protected. The time we spent with marine biologist groups on our sister ship, Rocio del Mar, has been especially precious, giving a sense of direction to the whole project, surrounded by open minds whose only interest was making the world a better place.

OUR CABINS

5 cabins: 4 cabins with 4 beds and 1 cabin with two beds. There are two bunks on each side, equalling 4 beds with privacy curtains. Each cabin is outfitted with 4 large size drawers, one for each guest. There is one cabin with 2 bunks that sleeps 2.

AMENITIES

There is A/C throughout for everyone’s comfort. 4 spacious community bathrooms with a full size shower in each. There is a galley that comfortably accommodates all 16 passengers with a projector and a drop-down screen for group presentations. The salon is comfortable with sofas, a TV and a computer table set up. Large shaded Sundeck with lawn chairs, perfect for relaxing between dives.

FOOD ON BOARD

All meals and snacks are included. Start your day early with a heavy continental breakfast with bagels, toast, yogurt, fresh fruit, cereals, fresh juices, coffee, tea and hot chocolate. After your first dive you will enjoy an American style breakfast consisting of items such as pancakes, waffles, eggs, breakfast meats, and potatoes. After your second dive you will come back to a hearty lunch that starts with a home-made soup followed by a plated meal such with fish, beef or chicken, fresh vegetables, home-made pasta salads, burgers, fish tacos, and more. In the mid-afternoon our chef will prepare a lovely snack with items such as mini sandwiches, sliced cheese and meats, nachos, guacamole, etc.

You will end your day with a wonderful, three course dinner that starts with a salad, a main course with seafood, beef, chicken or pork cooked with savoury spices, paired with vegetables, pastas and potatoes. Desserts are a sweet surprise made fresh daily. Weather permitting we have special evening on the top of our boat where our chef prepares carne asada and the entire crew joins in to serve you. Hot and cold beverages are available throughout the day including canned soft drinks. The Quino provides complimentary beer and wine after your last dive of the day.

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMS 

On these trips you will be able to dive alongside scientists and help them in their research on sharks and mantas. This is a unique opportunity to get closer to these beautiful animals by helping protecting them and understanding their behaviour.

COUPLES CABIN (ONLY BOOKABLE FOR COUPLES)

There is 1 couple cabin on the boat that is reserved for couples primarily. Cabin is equipped with two bunk beds and air conditioning. Bathroom will be shared with 2 more people.

  • Size: -
  • Beds: 2 Bunk Bed
  • Max occupancy: 2
  • Shareable: No
  • Private bathroom: No
  • Air Conditioning: Yes

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QUAD CABIN

4 cabins with 4 beds. There are two bunks on each side, 4 beds with privacy curtains. Each cabin is outfitted with 4 large size drawers, one for each guest. There is A/C throughout for everyone’s comfort. Bathroom is outside the cabin. There are 4 spacious community bathrooms with a full size shower accessible in the guest quarters. Cabins are typically assigned by gender.

  • Size: -
  • Beds: 4 Bunk Bed
  • Max occupancy: 4
  • Shareable: Yes
  • Private bathroom: No
  • Air Conditioning: Yes

MOST RELEVANT INFORMATION

  • The trip begins in San Jose Del Cabo and ends in San Jose Del Cabo
  • The closest airport is Los Cabos Intl (SJD)

EMBARKATION AND DEPARTURE

  • Check in on the boat is between 17:00 and 19:00.
  • The boat departs San Jose Del Cabo at around 22:00 on the same day
  • Pickup is not possible
  • After booking you will receive the pre-trip information sheet.
  • Please read it for more information on how to get to the yacht
  • Accepted payment methods on board: VISA, Mastercard, Cash (USD), Cash (EUR), Cash, Traveller checks
  • DIN/INT adaptors are available on board
  • Towels and soap are included

ARRIVAL AND DISEMBARKATION

  • Your last dives will be on the second to last day in the morning
  • It is your responsibility to ensure you respect the 24 hour no-fly time after your last dive!
  • The boat docks back in San Jose Del Cabo early in the morning on the last day
  • Check out and disembarkation is around 08:30 on the last day.
  • The crew can arrange taxis, but the operator doesn't provide transfer

EXTRA INFORMATION

  • There are no wetsuits, masks, fins and snorkels for rent
  • Navigation between San Jose del cabo to Socorro is about 24-28 hours in open seas. Be ready for rough waters and sea sickness.

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Approx. 21 – 25 dives, Open Water
  • Learn to study and conserve sharks and Mantas in this scientific expeditions to the most remote and pristine islands of Mexico, Socorro
  • You will scuba dive and help study shark and Manta movements in one of their last refuges in the Pacific Ocean and collect important data for their protection.
  • Research including animal tagging, identification, fish/animal counts, census monitoring, human and climate impact studies, etc.
  • Learn about shark biology and ecology; scuba dive in deep-blue water surrounded by abundant mega-fauna.
  • Join our team as part of the Citizen Science Expeditions and you will never look at the ocean the same again.
  • Divers can be involved as much or as little as they like including hands-on research and presentations.
  • This program has successfully brought together scientists and volunteer divers to the Socorro Islands to study manta rays and sharks. Recreational divers benefit from observing and participating with scientists as they conduct research, assist with tasks, and receive nightly presentations. All that is required is to be a certified diver and have a love for the ocean. Data collection will be guided by our expert scientists.
  • Activities include: describing the individual species, census monitoring, establish the health of the reef, human impact study, climate impact study, collection of plankton and inspection under a microscope (where the food chain begins)
  • This holiday is like a living documentary, giving you the opportunity to learn more about what you love. You will learn about the ecological context in which animals of the Socorro Islands live. Potential experiences may include learning how to photo-ID and take skin samples of sharks and mantas.
  • Itineraries are scheduled depending on the research associated with each trip. Your free time can be spent to sight pods of dolphins and whales, go snorkelling or simply relax and sunbathe.
  • These islands are a spectacular magnet for the largest ocean pelagic animals in the world. Schooling Hammerhead Sharks, Tiger Sharks, Dolphins, Silky Sharks, Galapagos Sharks, clouds of Jacks and Barracuda, Tuna, Wahoo, Oceanic White Tip Sharks, Whale Sharks and Manta Rays. Manta Rays are the claim to fame for Socorro Islands, on submerged sea mount and cleaning station you can spot more than a half dozen Mantas

PROGRAM

DAY 1

  • Safety Briefing, Crew Introduction, Necessary Dive Paperwork, Cabin allocation and ship orientation will take place before departing the Harbour.
  • During the journey to our first dive site for a check dive, please take this opportunity to familiarize yourselves with the vessel and make yourself comfortable.
  • Please Note: This is a sample itinerary and nº of dives, dive sites, etc. may be subject to change due to weather conditions and other unforseeable factors

DAY 2

  • Day at Sea

DAY 3 - 8

  • Dive the best sites available on the day at San Benedicto, Socorro, Roca Partida

DAY 9

  • Day at Sea 

DAY 10

  • Continental breakfast,
  • Disembark

INCLUDED

  • Full board, including water, tea, coffee, juices, snacks between meals and after dives, soft drinks, local beer & wine
  • Dive guides
  • Biologists & Marine Experts
  • Mexican 16% Tax

NOT INCLUDED

  • Harbour fees (* if applicable per trip)
  • National park fees (28 USD per trip)
  • Visa fees (USD per trip)
  • Fuel Surcharge: Quino El Guardian has the right to implement a fuel surcharge on all trips in the event the cost increase over 20 pesos/ liter (100 USD per trip)
  • Nitrox (180 USD per week)
  • Transfer from/to local hotels (round-trip)
  • Tips for the crew (recommended)
  • Shuttle from airport to/from the boat 
  • Rental equipment BCD, Regulator & Dive Computer 150 USD per trip
  • Alcohol

CANCELLATION POLICY

What if I need to cancel my booking?

Your reservation request is obligation free and you can cancel anytime within the first 72 hours. During this time you can easily find matching flights and get answers from our reservations team to any further questions you may have.
After you have confirmed and paid for your reservation, the following cancellation policy applies:

  • 30 % non refundable
  • Between 120 days and 90 days before trip = 70 % refundable
  • Less than 90 days before trip = no refund

In case of cancellation the refund will be transferred to your bank account, credit card or paypal account within 10 business days

BEFORE TRAVELLING

  • Make sure you meet the country's requirements corresponding to your nationality make sure your passport is valid at least six months after the date you plan to visit the country
  • Diving insurance is mandatory for divers of all ages on all of our trips: bring your certificate as proof
  • It is strongly recommended to have travel insurance that is appropriate for the type of diving holidays you are going to do
  • Check the electrical standards (such as which plugs are used) in your destination country before travelling and bring the appropriate adaptor if necessary.
  • The itinerary and the number of dives are indicative and are subject to weather conditions and conditions: safety is always first
  • All divers must provide their diving certification card
  • Diving computers are compulsory
  • Local rates, fuel surcharges, distance rates, port fees, etc. may change without notice due to changes in government policy, changes in the price of oil, etc.
  • The changes are beyond our control and the increases must be paid if the boat requests them. We will endeavor to inform you of any changes as soon as possible. A change in these rates does not entitle you to cancel the trip.

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