3 of us dived for the very first time with Araya Dive team, Pia and Ely. Being a bit anxious initially, Pia and Ely reassured us and allowed us to have the best experience possible. We dived along a coral wall, which was extraordinary! I totally recommend them to beginners and advanced divers.
This is the kind fo resort you wish you ended up in. Hidden gem with great diving spots, turquoise warm waters all around, very tasty home made food - locally sourced. Surrounded by jungle. There are 2 villages a boat ride away (or a jungle hike) if you feel like visiting a local village. Quiet, secluded, perfect. Diving was very professional and the dives themselves absolutely stunning. The instructors and owners are accommodating, full of local knowledge and they make you feel like you're in good hands. I spent my days between water activities and my hammock, finishing with a cold beer in the evening. Tree houses are definitely the best accommodation i found on the Togeans. Highly recommended.
Me and my wife stayed at Araya for 5 days. We had amazing time and felt very welcomed. The dives were very well organised and we saw so much! Divemaster Eis made us feel very comfortable and he found lots of small critters for us to photograph. The treehouse was hands down best accommodation we had on our Sulawesi trip.
We absolutely loved our stay at Araya! Superfriendly staff, always accommodating your wishes. Great diving with Is, the dive master. We loved the night dives in the house reef. So much life, especially around the wreck. The food was amazing. Mostly supertasty Indonesian food, but we were also surprised with salads and lasagna!!! That was so nice after traveling 3 weeks in Sulawesi. Araya was the highlight in our trip and we for sure will be back! Hopefully soon!
Great diving resort! All the diving spots I went to had amazing walls or overhangs and an abundance of colourful water life. I saw 5 sharks during my stay as well as countless other creatures. The equipment is in great shape, the dive master and the instructors are very professional and patient. The food is delicious, local and plenty full. Great fresh fish! The tee houses have the most incredible views - you won’t find better accommodation in the Togieans. This all combined with warm hospitality makes for an unforgettable stay.