Lost on land
Born for water

Water Orphans is an authorised PADI Five Star Scuba Dive Center, PADI Adaptive Service Facility, PADI Swim School and Emergency First Response Training Center, situated in Wierda Park, Centurion, Gauteng.

Phillip Lowne-Hughes, the owner of Water Orphans, combined his passion for water and teaching and established Water Orphans on 1 January 2015 to provide swim, scuba diving and first aid training of the highest standards at the Water Orphans training facility.


It is our philosophy to teach all our students the skills to feel confident and comfortable in water, unafraid and with the desire to return for more underwater adventures.


PADI Divers carry the most respected and sought after scuba diving credentials in the world. No matter where your diving adventures may lead you, your PADI certification or e-card will be recognised and accepted.

PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) was founded in 1966. As the world’s largest ocean exploration and diver organisation, operating in 186 countries and territories, with a global network of more than 6,600 dive centers and resorts and over 128,000 professional members worldwide, PADI issues more than 1 million certifications each year, with over 29 million certifications to date. PADI enables people around the world to seek adventure and save the ocean through underwater education, life-changing experiences and travel. With a longstanding commitment to environmental conservation, PADI is leading the way for millions of people to actively explore, steward and protect the ocean through its course offerings and partnerships with like-minded, mission-driven organisations. PADI maintains its high standards for training, safety and customer service, monitored for worldwide consistency and quality.

Undeniably The Way the World Learns to Dive®, Contact Us to book your next PADI Adventure


Water Orphans is an international accredited training facility where you can register your entire family for training in our heated in-door pool. We are a small family-owned business with friendly, patient, internationally qualified and experienced instructors. We teach in small groups and ensure dedicated attention by our qualified instructors. Our training is constantly monitored by PADI to ensure that we meet the high PADI standards. Our instructors receive regular refresher training to keep their skills current and in line with international trends.

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