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Optimal Dive / Underwater Settings

I'm heading to the Maldives next week and was planning on diving and snorkeling. I have a Hero5 Session and GoPro's Handler floating grip as well as a head mount - will most likely stick to the floating grip mount for underwater shots. Two questions:

 

1) Has anyone used their GoPro in this part of the world and/or could advise on what settings are best for filming underwater? Presume there will be very clear water so was thinking 1440p / 30fps or 2.7k / 30fps.

 

2) Will I need a waterproof housing for the camera? Understand the Hero5 Session is waterproof to 30ft / 10m but unsure what depths I'll be at given I'm an amateur diver + will be with a professional guide.

 

Thanks,

Vivek


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Re: Optimal Dive / Underwater Settings

Hi @vivekjois,

 

I would check out this thread where a lot of our users have found some good info on underwater filming!

 

https://community.gopro.com/t5/Cameras/Best-Settings-for-Filming-Underwater/td-p/4178

 

Cheers,

Ryan

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GoPro
Posts: 3,924

Re: Optimal Dive / Underwater Settings

Hi @vivekjois,

 

I would check out this thread where a lot of our users have found some good info on underwater filming!

 

https://community.gopro.com/t5/Cameras/Best-Settings-for-Filming-Underwater/td-p/4178

 

Cheers,

Ryan