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.

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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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Underwater Camera or Action Cam?

Scuba divers only had underwater cameras with housings and o-rings back in 90’s. 

 

The only discussion was about the brand; we were asking our friends which underwater camera to purchase…

It was already hard to choose eventhough there weren’t hundreds of options we had at those times. 

Now, our decision making process is even more complicated. 

At the beginning of 2000’s, we met with GoPro and this changed everything. 

Before brands, now we have to decide which one should we buy: an underwater camera or an action cam?

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Nikon Coolpix S33 Review

Each of us love holidays, right? 

Staying out of crowded cities, stressful job, annoying co-workers and even from our neighbors next door.

Sea, beach and lots of beautiful, unforgettable memories

Scuba diving? For sure for me and all the other scuba-lovers out there. 

For others, at least swimming in a pool or in the ocean, maybe?

I guess you know which point I want to come. 

I want to talk about Nikon Coolpix S33, not an action-cam like a GoPro or a fully-sealed camera like Nikon SeaLife Micro HD, but a really cool and handy “memory keeper

I used to have a Nikon Coolpix S32 and I was using it in my dives as well as my GoPros. 

Now, we have Nikon Coolpix S33[Read more…]

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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Best Underwater Cameras of 2015 Voted

Hello all DiveWithSeaman.com fans,

In December 2014, we voted the “Best Underwater Camera of 2015.

A total of 6.742 DiveWithSeaman.com readers have voted in this valuable contest.

The question was:

Which underwater camera/action cam was your favorite in 2015?

Of course this is a general question, we didn’t define any parameters, but what I am thinking is that the results will give us an idea, though.

Nobody would say “Hey! This one is my favorite” for any camera that has known handicaps.

I want to thank every Dive With Seaman reader who voted for this contest.

Okay, I don’t want to make you wait :))

Here is the list of Best Underwater Cameras of 2015 according to 6.742 readers just like you. [Read more…]

Nikons First Action Cam: Key Mission 360

We know how far action cam business came since the beginning of 2000’s.

I always asked my self “how far would they go after GoPro Hero4′s 4K resolution technology?” in 2015.

Yesterday night, I was checking out the scuba diving industry news on the Internet.

Guess what? 

I saw one of my friends sharing an action cam produced by Nikon. It was not our for sale yet, but my question I was asking to myself in 2015 was answered by this single share and blew my mind. [Read more…]