Who we are?
"Our mission is to provide exceptional customer service following western safety standards both under and above the surface. We aim to exceed the customer expectations every single day."
- Janne Miikkulainen, Founding Partner
The story begins
...in a tiny little paradise island when Raya team started to teach scuba diving and take travellers to nearby dive sites. The year was 2000 and these Finnish guys living on tents fell in love to diving and Thailand.
Things got busy...
...when larger tour operators came into the picture sometime in 2002-3. Raya opened new destinations, started to expand into non-diving excursions and suddenly they had several offices, boats, excursions and offering tourists many kinds of holiday experiences throughout the year.
Crisis after crisis...
...nearly destroyed the company several times. There's been viruses, tsunamis, up's and down's but the pure love to what Raya does has been keeping them going. These unfortunate incidents have stopped many companies but it has made Raya just stronger, and better.
Raya in 2020...
...looks different than in 2000 when it started. The company has developed a brand that is known for quality, safety and excellent customer service. They offer quality experiences that customers love, and come back for it. Over 50 seasonal guides and dive instructors work for Raya in Thailand and the company takes over 20.000 annual guests to excursions all over the best destinations.
In 2020 the company made an unusual move: They started to arrange experiences in their home country Finland as well. Travel restrictions around the world and seasonal work in Thailand laid a perfect timing for new adventures.
Raya Tribal Chiefs
PARTNER, MANAGING DIRECTOR