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Back To Basics Adventures

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Ponta do Ouro, Mozambique
+258 84 611 5589
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Passionate and knowledgeable

Very decent operation, with well looked after equipment and boat. Jenny is very passionate about... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
MAXIMVS M
Amazing experience, great dive instructors

I went for 3 dives with B2B 2 weekends ago (June 2018). Each was spectacular, we saw a plethora of... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2018
William V
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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 2 weeks ago

Very decent operation, with well looked after equipment and boat. Jenny is very passionate about the ocean and conservation . An amazing photographer, as well. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 2 July 2018

I went for 3 dives with B2B 2 weekends ago (June 2018). Each was spectacular, we saw a plethora of sea life including sea turtles and an octopus and beautiful coral. The staff at B2B was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. It had been a while...More

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Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

My training with B2B was absolutely awesome. After finishing my Padi open water with lovely trainer Blue, I did another fun dive and a deep dive. Couldn’t have hoped for a better place to learn diving. Pretty reefs, a pretty place and cool people!

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Reviewed 25 June 2018

Went to Back to Basics to get the Advanced Open Water Certification, and found the best dive centre in my (still short) diving experience. Both Jen and Rupert, the owners, transmit a huge passion and commitment to provide an excellent diving experience. The material provided...More

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Reviewed 16 June 2018 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

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Jenny S, Owner at Back To Basics Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2018

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

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Reviewed 15 June 2018 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

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Jenny S, Owner at Back To Basics Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2018

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

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Reviewed 29 May 2018

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.

Thank Gary M
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jimO9185MZ
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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