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July 26, 2018

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: 

 GoPro Hero 7 Black GoPro Hero 6 Black
Photo Quality12 MP
12 MP
Video Quality (max)4K@60 fps4K@60 fps
Waterproof w/o Dive Housing
Up to 10 metersUp to 10 meters
Touchscreen (with zoom)YesYes
StabilizationHyperSmoothRegular
Voice ControlYesYes
Time LapsYesYes
Slow Motion
(Slo-Mo)
8xYes
Dive Housing CompatibleYes (Up to +40 meters)Yes (Up to +40 meters)
Noise ReductionWith 3 micsWith 3 mics
fps options for 4K (Wide)
fps options for 4K (SuperView)
60, 30, 24
30, 24
60
30, 24
Wi-Fi & BluetoothYesYes

Basic Care of Your GoPro Dive Housings

Using your GoPro underwater requires more attention that it does on land.

You have to check the seals of the diving house before every dive.

The seal may wear.

Other than that, you better clean your dive housing and your GoPro after every dive with fresh water.

Do NOT expose your GoPro dive housings to direct sunlight as this would damage the seal of your GoPro

Why Seals are So Important?

That’s because you would NOT like to have your GoPro leaked during your dives.

This will definitely kill your GoPro (if you are diving in a deoth that exceeds the waterproof limit of your GoPro’s without a dive housing limit).

I suggest you to grease your GoPro dive housing from time to time (when you feel it is very dry).

This way, you can use your GoPro and your dive housing for a long time of period.

Well, have a good dive!

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Hi, my name is Murat Demirağ. I have been diving since 1996 and teaching scuba since 2005. I wanted to share my knowledge through divewithseaman.com

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