Welcome to Aqua Kids Palau's Family Weeks 2021! Get ready for a fun-filled family vacation in one of the most beautiful places on earth. Palau offers a unique combination of stunning natural beauty both above and below the water. Our program is specially designed to give families an unforgettable experience, with a mix of activities for both parents and kids. From snorkeling with sharks to swimming with dolphins, exploring the famous Rock Islands to taking a mud bath in Palau's Milky Way, and diving some of the most famous wrecks in the world - there's something for everyone. Join us for an adventure of a lifetime!

5 Kids waiting for their scuba diving lesson

Tentative Aqua Kids Palau Family Program*

Day 1 - Arrival

Day 2

Morning - Parents - Scuba diving Ulong Island dive sites • Kids - snorkeling around Ulong Island • Lunch on a beach • Afternoon - Beach activities • diving & snorkeling

Day 3

Morning - Dolphin Pacific Experience for parents and kids • boat ride to a beautiful beach • Lunch on the beach • Learn how to prepare a BBQ the local way • Afternoon - Natural SPA experience - take a mud bath at Palau's Milky Way • Family kayaking

Day 4

Morning - Parents - diving Ngemelis dive sites • Kids - snorkeling • Lunch at the beach in Ngermeaus • Afternoon - snorkeling with sharks • Hiking & Snorkeling at the Jellyfish Lake Palau

Day 5

Morning - Parents - Wreck diving • Kids back at Fish 'n Fins learning how to make flower leis, weave coconut fronds, and drawing competition • Lunch on the boat/Fish 'n Fins • Afternoon - Parents - diving Chandelier Cave - Kids - kayaking around the Rock Islands • Family Dinner at Barracuda Restaurant - Palauan Theme

Day 6

Late Afternoon - Graduation Ceremony with Diploma, food, and drinks.

Day 7

 Family Day at the Sea Passion Hotel Beach, Late Check-out, and transfer to the airport.

Fish ’n Fins PADI Course Program for all our young guests from 5 years of age on 


We would like to point out that it is possible that we will have to change the program assigned to a day due to weather conditions. The daily program as posted here is not final - while staying within the program’s framework, it may be subject to changes.

Sea Passion Hotel Standard room with 2 queen size beds


The Sea Passion Hotel is located in Malakal, just 250 meters from Fish 'n Fins & Barracuda our restaurant. The NON-SMOKING resort with 74 rooms offers a beautiful open-air restaurant, a pool, and a fantastic private beach with a wonderful view of the Rock Islands.

The on-site restaurant offers meals throughout the day, including a variety of breakfast options, including Asian cuisine.

All accommodations offer free tea and coffee, including a selection of English and Chinese teas. The bathroom in your room has a shower, free toiletries, and slippers. Each room has a television and cable channels.

2 kids and one instructor feeding a dolphin with fish


Are you a fan of dolphins? 

Shake hands with a dolphin, feed, and swim with it. The Fish ’n Fins Aqua Kids Team will take you on a short boat ride, not far from Fish 'n Fins, where you will have the opportunity to visit dolphin families, which live in large ocean pools embedded in the Rock Islands and experience dolphins up close, Many of these dolphins were born in Palau and have lived here for many years.

You will LOVE the experience!!!

Aerial photo of the world famous Rock Islands in Palau, Micronesia


The world-famous Rock Islands themselves are one of the reasons that travelers from all over the world come to Palau, quite apart from the breathtaking diving and snorkeling and the untouched tropical vegetation.

The Rock Islands, 250-300 limestone uprises, spread over about 42 square kilometers are inviting for snorkeling and kayaking, or just exploration by boat.

Every day we will enjoy these natural wonders as a gorgeous backdrop on the way to the day’s dive or snorkel site. Get your cameras and cell phones ready for the best memories of the family album.

6 kids full of white mud playing at Milky Way Palau


The Milky Way is one of Palau's attractions. Tourists and especially kids love this cove where they collect white mud from the bottom. The usual procedure is diving down, bringing up the white mud, spreading it all over yourself and others, and then jumping in the turquoise water of the cove to wash it off. 

The cove is beautiful.

Snorkeler between hundreds of jellyfish at the Jellyfish Lake Palau


Jellyfish Lake in Palau is one of seventy marine lakes in Palau. The marine lakes are connected to ocean water through fissures and tunnels in the limestone structure of the rock islands. Five of the marine lakes have a continuous population of Golden Jellyfish (Mastigias cf. Papua etpisoni). There are five endemic subspecies of Jellyfish in Palau all named after Palau’s first five presidents.

The famous Jellyfish Lake is the only lake open to the public due to conservation reasons. The lake is called Ongeim’l Tketau (in Palauan Fifth Lake) and is located on Eil Malk island, part of the Rock Islands in the southern lagoon in Koror State, roughly 45 minutes by boat from Koror.

Due to isolation over about 12,000 years, the marine life in the lakes evolved to be different from species in lagoon and ocean. The jellyfish almost lost their ability to sting and they have no natural predators. Though the jellyfish do have stingers, they are too small to be felt by humans. However, at Fish ’n Fins, we recommend that people with allergies wear wetsuits while snorkeling.

Diver with a flash light behind a wall of soft corals on a die site in Palau


While all our young guests who are not yet certified as Junior Open Water Divers are busy with snorkeling, exploring beaches, and experiencing their first dive training, parents and JOWD will hover along walls covered in hard and soft corals, watch sharks and manta rays in the blue, or check out caves and wrecks of Palau (caves & wrecks only for our adult divers, while a second instructor will do another dive with our young guests).

Did you know that Palau offers 30+ WWII wrecks to its divers and most of them in very convenient depths? 

If you are not already a fan of diving Palau, you definitely will be once you put your head under water!

Aqua Kids Palau - PADI Dive Courses for Kids

Our PADI courses include course materials, PADI instructor, scuba gear, use of the pool and/or boat, safety equipment, and certification fee.

Add-on Pricing for Scuba Diving Courses for Kids

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Padi Seal Team Logo


The PADI Seal Team is for young scuba divers who are looking for action-packed fun in a pool by completing exciting AquaMissions. Have you ever wondered what it's like to dive with flashlights, take digital pictures underwater or float effortlessly like an astronaut? Beyond learning basic scuba skills, there are specialty AquaMissions, such as wreck diving, navigation, buoyancy, environmental awareness, and more. PADI Seal Team includes doing some cool stuff in the pool, meeting friends, and sharing in the adventure of the underwater world. To join the PADI Seal Team, a child must be 8 years of age or older. No prior experience with scuba diving is necessary, but kids should be comfortable in the water. Parental approval is required.

The PADI Seal Team program teaches responsibility and respect for the aquatic realm. It’s broken into two parts.


AquaMissions 1 - 5, covers basic scuba diving skills, such as breathing underwater, clearing a mask of water, recovering a regulator and swimming around experiencing the sensation of being weightless. Each session takes about an hour. Complete these AquaMissions and become a recognized PADI Seal Team Member. Your experience may also count toward the PADI Open Water Diver course when you’re old enough to participate in the course.


10 specialty AquaMissions, includes adventures like creature identification, search and recovery diving, and skin diving. Complete all of these and you’ll become a PADI Master Seal Team Member – joining an elite group of young scuba divers.

In the PADI Seal Team program, you learn to use basic scuba gear, including a mask, snorkel, fins, regulator, buoyancy control device, dive gauges, and a tank.

Visit your local dive center to ask about gear and get advice about how to prepare from your PADI Seal Team Leader (a.k.a. PADI Instructor).

PADI Bubble maker Logo

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Experience scuba diving under the direct supervision of a PADI Pro. Take your first breaths underwater in water shallower than 2 meters/6 ft. For children who are at least 8 years old.

Bubble Maker is as fun as it sounds – a chance for kids to blow bubbles by scuba diving. Children who are at least 8 years old can use scuba gear to breathe underwater and swim around in shallow water. A child must be 8 years old or older. Kids must be comfortable in the water, but no prior experience is necessary. Parental approval is required.

Bubble Makers get a chance to

Experience scuba diving under the direct care and supervision of a PADI Pro. Take their first breaths underwater in water shallower than 2 meters/6 feet. Learn about and use scuba diving equipment made for children – not adults. Have lots of fun.

In the Bubble Maker program, participants get a basic introduction to how to use scuba gear, how to clear a regulator and mask, and an overview of breathing do’s and don’ts. Fish 'n Fins will advise you about anything else you need.

Instructor and diving kid showing the OKAY sign for divers, information on courses on the left side of the photo

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PADI® Open Water Diver is the first scuba certification level. One of Fish ’n Fins’ highly-trained PADI Instructors will teach you how to scuba dive in a relaxed, supportive learning environment.

By the end of the course, you'll have the skills and knowledge to dive at home or abroad and be an ambassador for the underwater world.

You can either use PADI eLearning, which makes it easy to fit scuba lessons into your pre-travel schedule, or you can do the theory part of your course video supported with one of our PADI instructors at the Fish ’n Fins classroom and enjoy theory in the morning and water work in the afternoon.

What will you learn during your 4-day Open Water Diver training?

Practice using scuba gear in a pool (or pool-like environment) until you're comfortable. PADI training includes practice "mini dives" to help you build confidence in your new abilities before making four dives in open water.

Prerequisites: Able to swim; medically fit for diving

Total time commitment: 4-5 days
Minimum age: 10 years or older
Depth: expect shallow dives (12m/40ft), the maximum allowed depth is 18m/60ft (12m/40ft for 10 and 11-year-olds)
Course prerequisites: able to swim, medically fit for diving, comfortable in the water

During the Open Water Diver course, your instructor will ask you to:

Float or tread water without aids for 10 minutes
Swim 200 meters with no aids or 300 meters with mask, fins, and snorkel

Minimum age: 10

Divers certified between the ages of 10-14 earn a Junior Diver certification. Junior Open Water Divers automatically become Open Water Divers at age 15.