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Sightseer
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Original Gopro Handler v1 and Gopro Hero 2018

Hi there!

We've just bought our first Gopro and now I'm snapping up some accessories.

We're heading off on holiday to Thailand, and possibly doing a bit of Scuba Diving. I've ordered the original (v1) Go Pro Handler as I managed to get this cheap. Is it compatible with the Hero 2018, and will it still float okay?

I can probably cancel this still and order something like the PNU Action Grip if that would be better? I like the look of that as it looks like it has a thread for mounting on a Tripod.

We'll mostly be using it with a genuine Super Suit.

Thanks for any advice!
GoPro
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Re: Original Gopro Handler v1 and Gopro Hero 2018

Hello @sweetvista04055

 

The original Handler can keep your camera afloat if you were to drop it in the water and it is compatible with the HERO 2018. The wrist strap tether is for extra protection against dropping and losing it. 

 

Thanks, 
Marius

Sightseer
Posts: 2

Re: Original Gopro Handler v1 and Gopro Hero 2018

Perfect thanks for confirming! I was a little worried it wouldn't float the newer gopro models :-)