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Scuba Diving Ponta do Ouro Mozambique

Discussion in 'Africa' started by Jaii Fredregill, Sep 1, 2019.

  1. Jaii Fredregill

    Jaii Fredregill Angel Fish

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    We paid a visit to the laid-back town of Ponta do Ouro, Mozambique, where we enjoyed a week of relaxation, scuba diving, delicious meals and inviting culture. This lovely seaside town has excellent marine biodiversity along its shores and remains an affordable destination for divers and other travelers.
    Scuba Diving Ponta do Ouro, Mozambique | My Mola
     
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  2. Sunn

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    thanks for the info
     
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  3. jfe

    jfe Barracuda

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    Ponta remains one of my favourite places to dive.
     
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  4. Sunn

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    jfe, some advice on where to sleep and where to dive ?
     
  5. jfe

    jfe Barracuda

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    I always stay at the Beach Resort. It's very informal and I also dive with them. Self catering and there is a mix of divers so you are constantly interacting with other divers and dive groups. The village is within walking distance where you can buy all your provisions. What I like about the place is the ease of it, you wash and hang your gear in a dedicated area for that. They do services should you need and refils. I have personally never been disapointed with them.
    Ponta Beach Resort Main Camp
     
  6. Sunn

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    Thanks, jfe !
     
  7. Jaii Fredregill

    Jaii Fredregill Angel Fish

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    We actually weren't thrilled with where we stayed, so it sounds like jfe has a good recommendation.

    If I had it to do again I would just book the first night or two and find a place once I arrive. We got a deal on what is supposed to be one of the nicer places near the main road but it was not nicer than the smaller, less expensive places.

    I would dive with Gozo Azul as I did the first time. They're very good and will know where to take you depending on conditions and time of year. They also have a bar and nice common space so we met a lot of divers here.
     
  8. Sunn

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    Hello Jaii, as you seem to have a decent level as diver, I recommend you to dive with Mike, South African owner / skipper / guide of BLOWING BUBBLES – Diving in Ponta do Ouro, Mozambique

    It's true, Mike has no bar, but you have the Ponta beach bar just in front of the dive center. Or you bring your own beers, there is a fridge ! (always welcome after diving).
    This is what you can call a really cool diving center. Mike is a good skipper, he's diving there for +/-10 years, so he knows the places... His 2 local employees Carlos and Jaime (Charlie and James) are very kind, efficient, discreet.
    No crowd, no hurry, no boring briefing, no harrasing divemaster making noise with his shaker every 2 minutes, no dive time limit, no stress... a real delight to have been there.
    Avoid 1st week of dec. until 1st week of january, South African holidays, too crowdy.
    Best divesites : Pinnacles, Atlantis, Doodles

    Accomodations : Gamboozini or Gala-Gala (4x4 is better), in fact you have many possibilities, there are dozens of them (see also Ponta beach, preferred of jfe) .
    Best situation : Sapphire Sands (go to see the terrace bar) !.

    Food : also many possibilities, we prefered Pontas Restaurante (main crossing). The best one seems to be in Ponta Malongane (7 kms from Ponta do Ouro) but we didn't try it.
     

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