February 12, 2019

There is a beautiful B24 plane wreck in the Togeans, but no big ship wrecks. So when we heard that Bombas local boat “Fathur Star” is going to retire, we quickly bought it and sank it in front of our resort. 

Fathur Star served Bomba and the neighbouring villages f...

October 15, 2018

Taupan is one of our main dive spots, only a gentle 15 - 20 min ride from the dive center. A lovely small island surrounded by a magnificent drop off wall where we regularly see reef sharks, turtles, barracudas, jacks and eagle rays plus we have a bonus: a few times a...

June 9, 2018

Vulcano at Una Una (about 40 km from us, around 1 - 1,5 h with our speed boat) erupted last time in the 80's. Still today it's active, and can be easily experienced by hiking up! There's two routes, one leading up from the east and in the top is a vulcanic lake. The mo...

May 7, 2018

We lucky people had two enthusiastic marine lovers visiting our place in April who had just completed a coral propagation course in Thailand. They were keen to bring their newly gained knowledge to practice and to start a coral nursery in the house reef of our dive cen...

April 4, 2018

I have never slept more peacefully anywhere than at Araya Dive Resort. I’m not sure if it was from exhaustion from having a ridiculous amount of fun, or if it was the tropical serenity that surrounds the dive center. Never the less, every morning of my divemaster train...

March 28, 2018

 Yes, we also have on! A lake full of stingless jellyfish! Just like the ones at Koror in Palau or at Pulau Kakaban in Kalimantan!

Swimming in amongst countless semi-translucent jellyfish without being afraid of getting hurt is a truly magical experience. For...

January 4, 2018

We started a coral transplanting and reef restoration project in co-operation with Bandung University (Universitas Padjadjaran) directly in the front of the dive center. This is an area we can control and easily keep clean.

We have now a coral seed nursery growing and s...

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