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Sightseer
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where do i stand if my Hero 6 lets in water when snorkelling?

I am very nervous of using my Hero 6 in the sea without a housing. Where do i stand with warranty if there is water ingress and the camera is ruined?


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Explorer
Posts: 10,933

Re: where do i stand if my Hero 6 lets in water when snorkelling?

This is the snorkel filter https://shop.gopro.com/accessories-2/blue-water-snorkel-filter-hero6-blackhero5-black/AACDR-001.html

It is designed to fit over the protective lens and not the SuperSuit.

This is the same filter (color) but is designed to fit the SuperSuit https://shop.gopro.com/accessories-2/blue-water-dive-filter-for-super-suit/AAHDR-001.html

The Hero6 Black does an excellent job of correctly compensating for underwater footage so you may not need a filter.

Warranty does not cover water damage, but the Hero6 is waterproof as long as the doors are properly closed without any debris or damage to the seals. You also want to make sure the button you press to release the door has fully popped back into place. Personally, I like to use the SuperSuit as it not only gives more assurance to waterproofing but also adds a layer of protection for drops, bumps, and scuffs. A few other items you might want to consider are anti-fog inserts https://shop.gopro.com/accessories-2/anti-fog-inserts/AHDAF-302.html , the floaty https://shop.gopro.com/accessories-2/floaty/AFLTY-004.html , and either The Handler https://shop.gopro.com/mounts/the-handler-floating-hand-grip/AFHGM-002.html , or Shorty https://shop.gopro.com/mounts/shorty-mini-extension-pole-plus-tripod/AFTTM-001.html .
If you use the SuperSuit, The Handler plus the Floaty should give your gear all the buoyancy you need to keep it afloat in case it should escape your hand and tether.

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Hiker
Posts: 122

Re: where do i stand if my Hero 6 lets in water when snorkelling?

First of all, buy and use a SuperSuit. Even though the camera is waterproof, it just makes sense to protect your investment. Secondly, make sure to use a wrist strap. With these two items you won’t need to be nervous.

Sightseer
Posts: 3

Re: where do i stand if my Hero 6 lets in water when snorkelling?

anyone know if the snorkel filter fits on the Super Suit?

Hiker
Posts: 122

Re: where do i stand if my Hero 6 lets in water when snorkelling?

I’m a certified diver and have never heard anything about a snorkel filter. What are you talking about? Do you want the clamp the camera to your snorkel tube?

Explorer
Posts: 10,933

Re: where do i stand if my Hero 6 lets in water when snorkelling?

This is the snorkel filter https://shop.gopro.com/accessories-2/blue-water-snorkel-filter-hero6-blackhero5-black/AACDR-001.html

It is designed to fit over the protective lens and not the SuperSuit.

This is the same filter (color) but is designed to fit the SuperSuit https://shop.gopro.com/accessories-2/blue-water-dive-filter-for-super-suit/AAHDR-001.html

The Hero6 Black does an excellent job of correctly compensating for underwater footage so you may not need a filter.

Warranty does not cover water damage, but the Hero6 is waterproof as long as the doors are properly closed without any debris or damage to the seals. You also want to make sure the button you press to release the door has fully popped back into place. Personally, I like to use the SuperSuit as it not only gives more assurance to waterproofing but also adds a layer of protection for drops, bumps, and scuffs. A few other items you might want to consider are anti-fog inserts https://shop.gopro.com/accessories-2/anti-fog-inserts/AHDAF-302.html , the floaty https://shop.gopro.com/accessories-2/floaty/AFLTY-004.html , and either The Handler https://shop.gopro.com/mounts/the-handler-floating-hand-grip/AFHGM-002.html , or Shorty https://shop.gopro.com/mounts/shorty-mini-extension-pole-plus-tripod/AFTTM-001.html .
If you use the SuperSuit, The Handler plus the Floaty should give your gear all the buoyancy you need to keep it afloat in case it should escape your hand and tether.
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Hiker
Posts: 122

Re: where do i stand if my Hero 6 lets in water when snorkelling?

Now I get it. Sorry I didn’t know there was a lens filter called a snorkel filter.