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Quino El Guardian

3rd May 2019   |   Emma Daffurn

Citizen Science: Scientific research, data collection, etc., that involves the participation of non-scientists.

Looking for a unique dive experience that also gives back to our amazing - yet delicate - natural world? Then look no further, Quino El Guardian has you covered. Head off on an unforgettable voyage around the Mexican Socorro Islands or Sea of Cortez aboard a vessel dedicated purely to science and the health of our oceans.

The Vessel

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Photo credit: Quino El Guardian

Dora and Lolo had a dream - to build a boat designed purely for the purposes of marine research and investigation. Having sourced a characterful vessel, they affectionately named it after their grandson Joaquin, who they call Quino. They set about renovations and in no time, the boat was fully refitted to serve as a research, investigation and education ship.

The Itineraries

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Photo credit: Quino El Guardian

Quino El Guardian takes groups of divers on unforgettable journeys around the west coast of Mexico. They run a number of itineraries, all complete with resident scientists and the chance to learn more about these ecosystems. Here's a couple of examples of their most popular itineraries:

  1. DNA Research Expedition
  2. Manta Expedition with Dr. Bob Rubin
  3. Shark Expedition with Dr. James Ketchum
  4. Pelagic & Reef Diversity with Dr. Carols Sanchez

All trips provide the chance to encounter fantastic marine life, while collecting data crucial to the health of these oceans.

What can I see?

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Photo credit: www.carlosaguilerafoto.com

While these expeditions focus on one or two areas of research, there's a good chance you'll encounter other marine life on your voyage...

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For example, Socorro is world famous for its manta populations...

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Whereas the Sea of Cortez is visited each year by majestic humpback whales!

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So what are you waiting for?

Learn more or sign up for the next voyage

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