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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...more
Ponta do Ouro, Mozambique
+258 84 611 5589
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Diving with back to basics is so much more than a dive trip - it’s an ocean education and an adventure, it’s becoming part of the back to basics family, it’s learning about the Ponta way of life. Ponta de Ouro has some amazing reefs,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ZandriP
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was diving with Jenny & Rupert and staying at their guesthouse. Both were great! The house offers everything you need: a fully equipped open kitchen looking into a lovely living room, nets over the beds, fans. It’s also located perfectly close to the dive...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ninitatizo
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

Thanks again to the team of B2B for an awesome diving vacation. You never feel like just another number they are trying to get into the ocean and back, you become part of the Back to Basics family, lots of interesting facts shared and a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank dbeerp
Reviewed 22 October 2018

It’s easy to see why Back to Basics is the top rated dive centre in Ponta. Professional, friendly, knowledgeable. I feel like I left Mozambique a more confident and competent diver. Thanks to Jenny, Rupert and the B2B team. I had an amazing trip and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TamynW1
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

Back to basics is exactly what you want from a dive centre! We initially intended to do 6 dives here and ended up doing 9. Jenny and Rupert were great, very helpful and friendly. We told them what we were interested in doing then left...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Joshua H
Reviewed 7 September 2018

I knew we were in good hands from the very first email we got back from Jenny, when we enquired about learning to dive at BacktoBasics Adventures. Helpful from the start - from travel advice, to border etiquette, Jenny helped us reach Ponta in one...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SanjanaJ29
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Professionally run operation by very friendly and knowledgeable people who are enthusiastic about marine life. I absolutely recommend diving with them and will for sure do so myself when I come back!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jacori1995
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

I never ever comment on trip advisor... But back to Basics Adventures (Jenny - owner) are the rudest most horrible people I have ever met. Close your doors... do society a favour.More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank davinam153
Jenny S, Owner at Back To Basics Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

I was waiting for your review! Once again please do me a favor when you return bikes, return them on time! You insisted on returning them late, stand and talk to me thru a closed door (when I am busy cooking dinner for the family)....More

Reviewed 30 July 2018

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.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank MAXIMVS M
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

Date of experience: June 2018
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14 November 2017|
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
Mohamed S
26 May 2017|
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.