There are many situations in which it’s essential to have a camera that can withstand different elements. Whether you’re an avid surfer, or someone who just wants to document moments with friends and family while on a vacation, sometimes having a waterproof action camera is necessary. GoPro is one such rugged action camera. But, how waterproof is GoPro?

In this article you are going to learn about GoPro’s waterproof specs, tips for using your GoPro underwater and the top GoPro underwater accessories/mounts for capturing your adventures with ease!

GoPro underwater

Which GoPro Cameras are Waterproof?


A continuación se enumeran los waterproof specs of different GoPro models:

Is the GoPro Hero 9 waterproof?

La GoPro Hero 9 Negro is waterproof down to 10m (33ft) without a housing. But, with the GoPro Protective Housing for Hero 9, it can go down to 196ft (60m) — perfect for deep-water diving.

Is the GoPro Max waterproof?

El GoPro Max is waterproof down to 5m (16ft) without a housing. GoPro doesn’t make a waterproof housing for this model. However, you can use a third-party housing – Carcasa subacuática VGSION for the GoPro Max camera to take it down to 40 metres underwater. More details about this housing are available in the next section.

Is the GoPro Hero 8 waterproof?

La GoPro Hero 8 Negro is waterproof down to 10m (33ft) without a housing. However, the users can use the Protector GoPro Housing for Hero 8 to take it down to 60m (196ft).

Is the GoPro Hero 7 waterproof?

Like most other cameras on this list, the GoPro Hero 7 Black/Silver/White cameras are waterproof down to 10m (33ft) without a housing. The Hero 7 Negro users can use the Supertraje GoPro vivienda to dive deeper with your camera down to 60m (196ft). The Hero 7 Silver/White users can use the Carcasa protectora para GoPro to use their camera down to the depth of 40m (131ft).

GoPro waterproof underwater

Is the GoPro Hero 6 waterproof?

La GoPro Hero 6 Negro is waterproof down to 10m (33ft) without a housing. Like the Hero 7 Black, the users can use the Supertraje GoPro vivienda with the Hero 6 Black too, in order to dive deeper with your camera down to 60m (196ft).

Is the GoPro Hero 5 waterproof?

La GoPro Hero 5 Negro is waterproof down to 10m (33ft) without a housing. You can use the Supertraje GoPro vivienda para sumergirse con su cámara hasta 60m (196 pies).

Is the GoPro Hero Session waterproof?

GoPro Hero Session cameras are waterproof down to 10m (33ft) without a housing. However, you can add a third-party dive housing and the Session becomes waterproof down to 196 ft (60 m).

Is the GoPro Hero 4 waterproof?

El Hero 4 Black & Silver are NOT waterproof without a housing. However, these cameras come with a Carcasa estándar que puede llegar hasta los 40 m de profundidad.

Is the GoPro Hero 3 waterproof?

El Hero 3 Black/Silver/White – all three of these cameras are NOT waterproof without a housing. But, they come with a Funda protectora impermeable que puede soportar profundidades de hasta 60 m (197 pies).

5 Must-Have GoPro Underwater Accessories


Listed below are the five must-have underwater accessories that you should have with your GoPro for capturing memorable water adventures.

#1. Waterproof Housing

Para el buceo con esnórquel (Hero 4 y mayores)

You need a waterproof housing for snorkelling only if you have GoPro model that launched antes del Hero 5. The GoPro Hero 5 and all the models that came afterwards are waterproof down to 10m/33ft (beyond which nobody usually goes while snorkelling).

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Compatible con el GoPro Hero 4, 3+, and 3 cámaras, el Carcasa impermeable Suptig lets you easily operate your shutter button or select key/mode buttons on the camera – all this while it’s underwater up to 45 meters deep! You won’t have any worries about dust getting in or scratches happening due to how much protection it provides against those things. It also offers extra protection from shocks as well which makes sure everything stays safe even when diving into some of deepest parts of our oceans! The tough glass protecting the lens will let light through at 98%, which means you’ll be able use all functions just as if they were above water—without having any noticeable change in quality for pictures taken under-water

Para el buceo (Hero 5 y posteriores)

Para filmar su acción de buceo, TODOS Las GoPros requieren una carcasa estanca porque hay que ir más allá del límite máximo de 10 metros (que viene con los últimos modelos de GoPro) mientras se bucea.

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Carcasa protectora GoPro (HERO8...
  • Protege tu HERO8 Black del barro, la suciedad y los residuos durante las actividades extremas
  • Resistente al agua hasta 60 metros, perfecto para bucear en aguas profundas
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Este Oficial de GoPro waterproof housing for Héroe 8 is perfect for deep-water diving. The underwater case protects your Hero 8 Black from dirt, debris and mud while you’re underwater. Designed with skeleton doors, this protective piece of equipment also includes improved audio capture so be sure to make some beautiful memories under the sea without worrying about sound quality.

También hay carcasas impermeables similares para otros modelos de GoPro más recientes, como Hero 9, Hero 7, Hero 6 y Héroe 5.

#2. Floating Stick/Pole/Grip

A floating Stick/Pole/Grip is a very useful GoPro accessory when filming underwater. It helps you have a better overall control of the camera underwater and prevents your camera from sinking.

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El Empuñadura flotante para GoPro helps you shoot worry-free in and around the water with its bright orange cap piece that makes it easy-to-spot if dropped. The comfortable, non-slip construction lets you maintain a secure grip while holding your camera!

#3. Dome Port Housing

Una carcasa con puerto de cúpula es un equipo increíble que te permite fotografiar fotos y vídeos divididos la mitad sobre el agua y la otra mitad bajo el agua.

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  • Waterproof up to 45m/147ft, Overall Waterproof Case for easy installation and use....

Compatible con la GoPro Hero 8 NegroEl Puerto de la cúpula de SHOOT is a well-designed Dome Post Housing for capturing vivid 50/50 above and below the water photos/videos by the sea or by the pool. It’s waterproof down to 45m/147ft.

There are many other dome port housings available for GoPro models other than the Hero 8 Black.

#4. Red Filter Diving Lens

You can use Filtros rojos to enhance the picture quality of your dive. The three kinds are – Light Red, Magenta and Red Filter for different depths in water. Filtro rojo claro is useful for color correction at shallow depths, Filtro magenta for correcting green water and Filtro rojo to correct the blues.

Le recomiendo que utilice un paquete de filtros múltiples, so that you can easily change filters as you change depths. Here’s the one that I recommend:

Filtro rojo PolarPro DiveMaster...
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  • Captura colores vibrantes en aguas azules, verdes y poco profundas
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#5. Waterproof LED Lights

Night-time diving is a pretty exciting experience, but it can be hard to see and record things in the deep dark waters. Luckily for the sea-life enthusiasts, there are waterproof LED lights that help light up what we would otherwise miss!

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Compatible con todas las cámaras GoPro, el Luz LED impermeable Suptig is the perfect addition to any adventurer’s gear. With three modes and a capacity of going down to 45m/147 ft underwater, it has everything you need for your next deep-sea dive.

The amount of light can be adjusted between HI (500 lumens), LOW (200 lumens) and SOS mode which flashes brightly in dark to help you in case you get lost!

Final Words: How To Shoot Underwater?


It is not enough to just go underwater with your GoPro and start filming. To capture the best shots and videos, just follow a few key rules for shooting quality under water videos:

  • Keep the camera steady by using a floating stick while snorkelling or a camera rig when scuba diving; this will help avoid vibrations that produce shaky images.
  • The sun should always be behind you so as not to cast shadows on people’s faces from its glare.
  • Underwater, record long sequences of video instead of many takes so you can focus on your dive instead of thinking about the camera.

 

I hope that this tutorial helps you gain knowledge regarding the waterproof specs of different GoPro models & about the accessories to use with the GoPro underwater.

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