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Back To Basics Adventures

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Ponta do Ouro, Mozambique
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THE BEST PLACE! EVER!

Back to basic adventures is such a nice place! The dive shop is lovely, with a lot of plants... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Sidsel P
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Amazing scuba instructors

We got our PADI open water certification with Back to Basics last week. The operation is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
kaybeeradio
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Back to Basics Adventures is a boutique dive centre located in central Ponta do Ouro, Mozambique. We found that the essence of our operation is the people. The people that own it, the people that work here, and most importantly the people that visit us, because Back to Basics Adventures realises that it is the people that make the dive a memorable experience, not the amount of dives you can fit into a day. It is a community, not a business, where each customer is known by their name and listened to. We got over 50 different reefs to choose from, with both excellent macro and wide angle opportunities. Ponta do Ouro is internationally known for our resident bull sharks and extremely good macro sites. Since our own passion is the ocean we specialising in underwater photography and smaller groups/families wanting to experience the ocean together. Our goal is to give our clients an experience they can bring with them and share with others. Since 2017 we are offering various naturalist course and interesting marine talks with known wildlife authors. The Ocean Matters and we believe in Education through Passion. / Jenny and Rupert
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Back to basic adventures is such a nice place! The dive shop is lovely, with a lot of plants, tables and small corners to sit and chill. Super cosy and you feel at home! The place is smaller compared to the other dive shops in...More

Thank Sidsel P
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Jenny S, Owner at Back To Basics Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much! Happy you guys enjoyed the stay and that you took time to write a review.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We got our PADI open water certification with Back to Basics last week. The operation is first-class - the owners Jenny and Rupert are really responsive, knowledgeable, and meticulous about the quality of the training and equipment. The real star of the show, though, was...More

Thank kaybeeradio
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Jenny S, Owner at Back To Basics Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much! WE hope to see you soon again! Jen

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Jenny, Rupert and their amazing staff took such great care of us when we stayed for two weeks advancing our diving! We stayed at both the Garden House and the Main house that they offer as housing and were not disappointed! The whole Diving Center...More

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Reviewed 2 May 2018

If you are looking for more than just getting in the water, blow a couple of bubbles and be hauled back to base, THIS IS THE PLACE. The whole team is such dedicated, passionate staff, that from start to finish make your dive enjoyable. This...More

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Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

Back-to-Basics Dive Centre was awesome again we visited them in December and came back for more now in April, to do our advance dive Course if you looking for professional, knowledgeable, training go for Back to Basics. You also have the option of renting a...More

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Reviewed 26 April 2018

Thanks Rupert, Jenny and staff for your hospitality and a great vacation. Dive operations are well organised and service is always the best.

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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

We have dived Ponta many times before and know it as a phenomenal dive site so it was with much anticipation we returned for the first time in many years. We were recommended to Back to Basics and were truly blown away by the service,...More

Thank Christine K
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Jenny S, Owner at Back To Basics Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

It comes with the clients! Somehow we end up with the clients that wants to know more, explore more and ultimately enjoy more! As you know we dive every dive with you, we also looking for that great dive, where is the best site for...More

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

My sons and husband wanted to try scuba so booked Discover Scuba while I did my PADI refresher. Kids are 10 and 12 years old. Both loved it and now everyone wants to go back as soon as possible to do the open water course....More

Thank Morven S
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Reviewed 26 January 2018

Back to Basic's slogan is "here is no adventure within your comfort zone" and such proved to be the case with my first dive, launching through the surf and a 6m swell! However, by the end of my second week the parameters of my comfort...More

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Reviewed 25 January 2018

The dives in the area are phenomenal. There is so much to see that it's almost difficult to keep track...turtles, eels, octopuses, rays, starfish and many other little creatures, innumerable fish not to mention the breathtaking coral and sponges. Each dive really is an adventure,...More

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14 November 2017|
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Response from Jenny S | Property representative |
Hello Jim, Warm welcome, the price for the PADI Open Water course is 4500 ZAR and we need around 4 days to complete. Its possible to do it in 3 days but it gets very intensive. Send me an email if you wish to compete the... More
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Mohamed S
26 May 2017|
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Response from Francisco d | Reviewed this property |
I was a client from Back to basics. I do not work there or live in Mozambique. You need to get in touch with them.
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Mohamed S
9 May 2017|
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Response from Craig H | Reviewed this property |
Sorry cannot help on this one.
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