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.by Janne Miikkulainen, Founding Partner
Raya is a chain of companies specialized in holiday activities and it has been operating over 15 years already. It’s five offices are located in popular holiday destinations in Southern Thailand: Phuket, Khao Lak, Krabi, Koh Lanta and Raya Yai.Activities for the whole family include snorkeling, SUP-boarding, fishing, surfing, sailing and sightseeing. Scuba diving trips and PADI diving courses are conducted from beginner to professional levels. All trips and courses have multi-lingual guides and instructors. Well-equipped stores have water sports and diving equipment and stylish beach wear clothing available.
OUR TRIBAL CHIEFS
The entire Raya tribe is being led by a sailing adventurer from the deep forests of Finland. Jiri has been on the team for many years and is the central nerve of the entire system. Jiri operates on the 24/7 principle.
SAFETY & QUALITY CONTROL
Jani is one of the founders of Raya and he has been on the team since day 1. His specialty is the safety and quality of trips and excursions. He is also involved in various TV and movie productions throughout the world.
Tiina has been on the team forever and she is the walking Raya database of products, services and logistics. Tiina leads the office teams with a smile on her face even on the busiest times. She takes care of our retail selection in all destinations as well.
Hessu has gained experience in all Raya branches, and is now taking over our biggest location in Phuket this season. Even if the days are long or the sky falls down, he conducts the operations perfectly in his own calm style.
Ari has been everywhere and has become one of the familiar faces repeat customers can´t wait to see on their holidays. During the last years he has grown some roots to Krabi and he is leading the destination still with a smiling face.
Arto is the guy you can count on to find the most rare and interesting species on any coral reef. His specialty is underwater photography and the annual Raya dive explorations. He has been on our team for years and seems like Koh Lanta has got this traveller to settle down permanently.
Lasse enjoys the island life at Raya Yai. He is looking after the logistics while teaching scuba diving as well. We are worried if his smile starts to disappear since now as a manager he can only stay underwater about 4 hours per day…
Our true Similan expert, Kaide, has conducted thousands and thousands of dives at this unique National Park nearby Khao Lak. He started diving in Thailand almost 20 years ago and he is one of the most requested dive guides of our team!
Sanna showed her organisational skills last year and this year she takes over the busy Khao Lak office. She carries our hopes for the new Raya generation and together with Kaide creates a dream duo leading the destination.