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GoPro Hero 6 Underwater Performance

Hello everyone 

Welcome to divewithseaman.com, today I will be talking about the underwater performance of the GoPro Hero 6 as well as the accessories I use for my underwater videos. 

GoPro Hero 6 Underwater PerformanceOkay, first of all, we should understand that GoPro is an action-cam; what you expect has to be great underwater photos and videos, no doubt for that but you need more than just your GoPro. Unlike the DSLRs that have multiple lens, flash, strobe and etc to choose from, GoPro accessories that really help you in your underwater adventures are unfortunately limited. Don’t care about how much result is displayed on Google when you type “Gopro underwater accessories,” majority of them are useless. 

You will need a couple of accessories I will be sharing with you along with your GoPro Hero 6 to be able to shoot videos like a professional. The name it self is Go Pro and at the end of this post, you will learn what you actually need to shoot like a professional underwater videographer! 

Ok, after this briefing, we can go into details. 

First of all, I want to share you guys what accessories I use with my GoPro Hero 6 while shooting videos underwater.

Accessories I Use For my Underwater Videos along with my GoPro Hero 6

Below is the list of accessories I always use in my dives.

Whether I take a video of one of my dive students in their training dive or a giant grouper swimming around me, I use these regardless of the depth. These are only the essentials, the list can be expanded for sure, but these are the ones I personally use and taking great videos underwater. You will not need much more than these as I have experienced.

Let’s go! [Read more…]

How Deep Can a GoPro Go?

Whether you are a scuba diver, a snorkeler or a regular swimmer, you want to know the maximum depth a GoPro can go. 

As a scuba diver myself, I use my GoPros to be able to shoot wrecks and giant groupers in my dives. 

The absolute maximum depth for recreational scuba diving is 131 feet / 40 meters

Thus, my underwater camera should be able to shoot videos at this depth. 

Thankfully, GoPro action cams are not only splash proof, but also water proof. But what are the limits, right? 

Caution: Do NOT exceed the recreational dive limits even though you are using a GoPro dive housing that is capable of go deeper.

What is the Depth Limit of a GoPro?

Being able to reply this question is not that easy. 

There are versions of GoPros and their waterproof depth limits are different. 

Let me share these limits with you below with a simple table:  [Read more…]

Which SD Card to Use For GoPro ?

One of the disadvantages of a GoPro action cam is the lack of a built-in memory. 

We order our GoPro, waiting for it to be shipped. 

I know how exciting it is to hold your first GoPro in your hands you always dreamed. 

You push the button to turn it on. 

But WTH?

It gives an error that doesn’t let you to take a photo / record a video just even for a test shot. 

Your GoPro tells you that you need an SD-Card. 

At this point, what you should know is that NOT every SD-Card is working properly with our Go-Pros. 

After trying couple of SD-Cards that didn’t really work with my own GoPros, I decided to help you with this to help you have a joyful GoPro experience. 

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GoPro Diving Light Suggestion

I am writing GoPro reviews since 2014.

Since I am a scuba diver, I generally try to help divewithseaman.com readers about the underwater performance of each GoPro as much as I can.

On the land, we always have daylight during the day.

When it is rainy and/or cloudy, we use some lights to illuminate the object we are focused.

Generally speaking, when it is sunny and we are in an open environment, we don’t have to use a light.

However, this is not as simple as this (not talking about the pro shots, for sure) underwater.

Why We Need a Diving Light Underwater?

When you are at 10 meters, there is no more red color.

At 20 meters, there is no more orange.

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Why You Should And Should Not Buy a GoPro Hero 6?

If you are a GoPro fan, I am sure this is not the first time you visited divewithseaman.com

GoPro Hero 6 Black Edition

GoPro Hero 6 Black Edition

That’s because when a new GoPro product is launched, I order one immediately, wait for the new baby to come home, try it both on land and underwater, then write my objective and honest review for people who are willing to, but not sure about purchasing that brand-new GoPro. 

What I want you to do is to take a cup of coffee, read my “real user post” below slowly and do not hesitate to ask your questions from the comment section at the end of this GoPro Hero 6 review. Me and other experienced users may answer your questions as soon as possible.  [Read more…]

GoPro Hero 5 Black Detailed Review

When I came home from work last week, I saw a note on my door, saying that bla bla bla cargo company weren’t able to find me home, so I must go to their office to take the package! 

GoPro Hero 5 Black BoxI turned back to my car and drove to the cargo office.

When I showed my ID to the cargo officer, she brought me my new baby; GoPro Hero 5 Black

After waiting for it for a very long time, there it was!! 

I grabbed it and came back home to see this new GoPro family member and test it asap for my readers here. 

What I did this week was to test the new GoPro Hero 5 Black, note all the pros and cons, features, tips for using and etc. to be able to write you a helpful GoPro Hero 5 Black review. 

 

Let’s start…

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GoPro 5 Release Date

We were waiting for a long time for a new member of the GoPro family.

Today, I got a newsletter e-mail from GoPro.

GoPro Hero 4 Silver--3

I am sure you have heard about the drone GoPro will release; Karma.

GoPro 5 will be able to get mounted on an officially produced GoPro drone.

Their slogan for Karma is “Change is in the air” and I really liked it. It seems, there will be flying GoPros everywhere this season.

You can see the trailer for Karma by following the link here.

And the release date of GoPro 5 with Karma seems to be on 19.09.2016. 

Well, this release is very mysterious. Because there are 3 possibilities we may encounter on 19.09.2016.

  1. Only Karma (drone produced by GoPro) might be released.
  2. Karma + GoPro 5 might be introduced together at the same date (most likely).
  3. GoPro 5 might be a built-in action cam in Karma, so Karma would also home GoPro 5 and these 2 might call Karma.

What can I say?

We are looking forward to meet with it.

Enjoy.

GoPro Hero4 Session Review

My pro skateboarder friend, Onur was skateboarding while I was writing the GoPro Hero 4 Black Edition review in October, 2015. He was recording his tricks via his cell-phone. This was not easy. Finding a place for his cell phone for a better shot, trying to locate himself in front of his cell-phone and etc.

I asked him: “Why don’t you use GoPro instead?

Okay, I am a scuba diver and use my cameras underwater, but as a review writer, I know how handy the GoPro is for skateboarders, too.

Onur told me that his cell phone is doing well enough for wide angle video shots.

But I need a smaller camera that has the GoPro quality to be able to mount it under my skateboard” he replied.

All GoPro cameras were “big” for him. [Read more…]

GoPro Hero 4 Silver Edition Review

You can take high quality photos and videos with this model of GoPro.

GoPro Hero 4 Silver Edition is good for photographers/videographers (and/or who wants to be one) who likes to see what they get.

As you know, none of the GoPro action cams come with an LCD screen.

According to me, built-in LCD touch screen is the #1 feature of GoPro Hero 4 Silver Edition.

GoPro Hero 4 SilverAs a GoPro fan, I was always complaining about an LCD screen that comes with our GoPro. Some others say that this is an action cam and it doesn’t have to have one.

What I am thinking is that the new GoPro family members offer its users more than an action cam. With ProTune, you can customize some of the important settings like the white balance, exposure value and such.

GoPro Hero 4 versions are beyond single action cams. [Read more…]

GoPro Hero Review

GoPro has a new product line in 2014.

I have already wrote a review about the GoPro Hero 4 Black. You can read my GoPro Hero 4 Black Edition review here.

Today, I want to talk about another brand-new product by GoPro. [Read more…]