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Is it waterproof?

Just got a GoPro Hero 6 yesterday for my birthday! Trying to learn how to use it now! My question is this camera waterproof right out of the box or does it require a special housing? Thanks in advance.

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Re: Is it waterproof?

@danijoh69 - Yes, the HERO6 Black is waterproof as it is down to 33 feet as long as the doors are in place and closed. No extra housing needed.

 

A couple of notes to help you out. You'll want to make sure the seals on the doors are clean and in place before use. Also, make sure the doors are all completely closed in their lock positions. Personally, I keep the camera in the Frame that it comes with when I use the camera underwater just to help prevent the doors from accidentally sliding open during use.

 

Let us know if you have any issues or other questions, and have fun with your HERO6.

 

Jeff

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GoPro Community Manager
Posts: 5,858

Re: Is it waterproof?

@danijoh69 - Yes, the HERO6 Black is waterproof as it is down to 33 feet as long as the doors are in place and closed. No extra housing needed.

 

A couple of notes to help you out. You'll want to make sure the seals on the doors are clean and in place before use. Also, make sure the doors are all completely closed in their lock positions. Personally, I keep the camera in the Frame that it comes with when I use the camera underwater just to help prevent the doors from accidentally sliding open during use.

 

Let us know if you have any issues or other questions, and have fun with your HERO6.

 

Jeff

Tourist
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Re: Is it waterproof?

Thanks Jeff.