For those who love using their GoPro in the water, the fact that it doesn’t float (even though it is waterproof) may be a disappointment. But you need not worry! There are several accessories, like GoPro Floaty, which can make your GoPro float and prevent it from sinking to the bottom of the ocean.

These accessories are of several kinds. Each has its own pros and cons; while some may work for you, others may or may not.

Who is the GoPro Floaty for?


GoPro floaty is the perfect accessory to fit with your GoPro for worry-free shooting in and around the water, while surfing, snorkeling, wakeboarding, kayaking and many other such water activities.

To help you decide which one is the best for your preferences, here’s a rundown of five options for keeping your GoPro afloat that we recommend, along with their detailed reviews.

 

5 Best GoPro Floaty Cases for HERO & Session


#1: GoPro Floaty (HERO8 Black) – Official GoPro

The official GoPro Floaty is a wonderful product for those who own the latest GoPro Hero 8 Black. Attach it, and go for snorkeling, surfing, wakeboarding or other water activities without worrying about losing your cam.

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  • Easy-to-spot accessory keeps HERO8 Black afloat. [1]
  • Great for snorkeling, surfing, wakeboarding or other water activities
  • Style Name:Base

What we like: This bright orange colored product makes your GoPro easy-to-spot in case it gets into the water, while also keeping it afloat and free from damage. Made specifically for GoPro Hero 8 Black, its wraparound design lets you easily access all your camera buttons and touch screen. This floaty is super-easy to mount and also includes a tether point for added security.

What we don’t like: If you use some additional accessories, this product will not support the extra weight as it is built to withstand the weight of just your GoPro.

#2: Ultra-Buoyant Floating GoPro Case with Bonus Safety Tether

Compatible with GoPro Hero 5, 6 & 7, this ultra-buoyant floating GoPro case: Floatex by Axion keeps your memories safe by securing your camera like a pro!

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  • ✅【PROTECT YOUR GOPRO】No longer worry about losing your camera and all of its...
  • ✅【SUPERIOR DESIGN】No need to block your GoPro's LCD display. With the Floatex...
  • ✅【FLOATABLE & DETECTABLE】Floatex's easy-to-spot Floaty case wraps around any...

What we like: Made from ultra-buoyant EVA foam, Floatex floaty case always keeps your GoPro afloat and prevents it from sinking even in the toughest conditions. It is a nicely designed product that fits perfectly with the skeleton housing. This floaty also doesn’t block your GoPro’s LCD display; so you have access to all the features and settings at the touch of a button! The vibrant orange color makes it easy-to-spot and retrieve from the water, and the safety tether ensures extra safety of your cam. What’s more: It’s a breeze to mount & remove this product from your GoPro.

What we don’t like: This product doesn’t work with GoPro Hero 8. Also, like the previous one we won’t recommend using this one with additional accessories.

#3: Floating Case for GoPro Hero 8 Black Anti-Sink Floater Housing

Another great floaty for the latest GoPro Hero 8 Black cam is the Taisioner Floating Case. You don’t need to use this product with the protective housing case.

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  • ☆ Compatible with GoPro Hero 8 Black action camera. ( It don’t need to be used...
  • ☆ Protect your camera entirely, prevent your camera sinking on water area.
  • ☆ Made of EVA high quality material, light,carry conveniently,easy open, and...

What we like: Made of high quality EVA material, this floating case for your GoPro is lightweight and easy to carry. It always keeps your camera afloat in the water, so that you can continue enjoying your favourite water sports like snorkeling, diving, surfing etc. worry-free!  The bright colour enables easy spotting of your GoPro in the water. Designed specifically for your GoPro Hero 8, this floating case fits your cam perfectly and provides you access to all functions and ports, like charger port, switch button, lens port etc. You can also use this floaty with accessories like mounts, bobbers and poles.

What we don’t like: The case is a bit loose for your GoPro. Although it does fit inside, but is not snug. There’s room for forward and backward movements.

#4:  GoPro Floaty for HERO4 Black/HERO4 Silver

If you own a GoPro Hero 3, 4 or 5, this GoPro official floatation is great to attach with your favourite action cam while you go out to enjoy snorkeling, surfing, wakeboarding or other water activities.

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  • This easy-to-spot flotation attaches directly to the included backdoors
  • Great for snorkeling, surfing, wakeboarding or other deep-water activities
  • Includes an adhesive anchor and camera tether for added security in extreme...

What we like: This floatation is an awesome addition that you can fit to the frame backdoor, super suit and other housings of your GoPro Hero 5 or below. It is designed in such a way that you can conveniently attach it to the included backdoors directly. The bright colour makes it easy-to-spot in any kind of water, even from a distance. It also includes an adhesive anchor and a camera tether for extra security in tough conditions.

What we don’t like: No doubt, it’s a great product! But the price is too high for what it offers.

#5:  GoPro Floaty for Session Cameras

If you want a high quality, GoPro official floaty for your Session camera, then you must go for this product for your water adventures.

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  • This easy-to-spot flotation wraps around any HERO Session camera to keep it afloat
  • Cushiony padding protects your camera
  • Great for snorkeling, surfing, wakeboarding or other water activities

What we like: Compatible with all GoPro Session cameras, this wraparound floating case is a perfect fit for your cam. Its cushiony padding helps protect your GoPro, while keeping it afloat at all times. The thoughtful design of this product lets you have easy access to the shutter button of your camera. It has a bright orange color which makes it easy-to-spot. Plus, you also get an adhesive anchor and camera tether for added security in extreme conditions.

What we don’t like: This product is a bit expensive for what you get. Also, it isn’t very good at staying afloat with accessories, like a GoPro handle on.

 

Pair it up with a Floating Hand Grip!


For added security of your camera in water, you can pair up the floaty with a floating hand grip. We recommend you to buy this MiPremium hand grip, which is compatible with all GoPro cameras.

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  • ►NEVER LOSE ANOTHER GOPRO CAMERA - The floaty body design of the handler will keep...
  • ►TEXTURED EVA NON-SLIP GRIP HANDLE FOR TIGHT GRIP - The design of the pole factors...
  • ►MULTI-PURPOSE HOLLOW COMPARTMENT - The watertight compartment of the grip can be...

What we like: This lightweight, pocket-size floating hand grip always keeps your camera at the surface of the water and prevents it from drowning. It has a bright orange color cup at the bottom which allows for increased visibility, easy spotting and retrieval in water. Its textured design enables a tight and comfortable grip. The grip also has a watertight, multipurpose hollow compartment that you can use to store your small valuables, or to achieve neutral buoyancy during scuba diving, snorkelling and other underwater activities. In addition, you also get these useful accessories with the grip:

  1.  A Wrist Strap,
  2. A Carabiner,
  3.  A Thumb Screw Wrench, and
  4. A J-Hook.

What we don’t like: This isn’t a premium quality product, but is definitely worth the low price that it comes for!

 

Check out our GoPro Underwater Guide


To know about the tips and tricks that will help you capture awesome underwater photos and videos while snorkeling/diving, along with info about some useful GoPro accessories, visit GoPro Underwater Guide.