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.
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.
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.
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.