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Snorkeling with a GoPro Hero4 Camera

Have you ever thought about Snorkeling with a GoPro Hero4 Camera?  Capturing those once in a lifetime videos while on a tropical vacation with your GoPro camera to share with family and friends.

Which GoPro Hero4 Camera Is Best For Snorkeling?

I would recommend using the GoPro Hero4 Silver for snorkling as 1080p is plenty of resolution for most situations and the built-in display is nice to view what you are filming.There are currently 3 models to choice from. Snorkeling with a GoPro Hero4 Camera.

Hero4 Session

One button Control

Up to 1440p30 video capture

8MP / 10fps Burst camera mode

Remote control via bluetooth and wireless

Waterproof to 33' (10 Meters)

Hero4 Silver

Built-in Touch Display

Up to 1080p60 video capture

12MP / 30 fps Burst camera mode

waterproof to 131' (40M) using waterproof case

Hero4 Black

Up to 4K30 video capture

8MP / 10fps Burst camera mode

Remote control via bluetooth and wireless

Waterproof to 33' (10 Meters)

GoPro Hero4 Recommended Underwater Settings

1080p60 is the recommended GoPro Hero4 setting to capturing underwater scenes. Your videos will look amazing on your computer or on any of the video sharing websites. 60fps also allows you to create buttery smooth slow motion scenes during post processing.

Set your camera to Superview so you are getting a widescreen effect. The aspect ratio is 4:3 set to normal and 16:9 in Superview. 16:9 is what you see on your Widescreen LCD TV. You will want Superview enabled to create selfie scenes so your viewers can see the scenery around you.

If you are using a GoPro Hero4 Black try setting 1080p120 or even 4K30 for out of this world videos.

Underwater telescopic pole

One of the biggest challenges with using a GoPro camera under water is how you are going to hold the camera. An extending or fixed length pole are commonly used. Filming aquatic animals is easier with a pole. Getting closeup shots with your GoPro Hero4 camera is easier using a pole.

I would highly recommend the CamKix waterproof telescopic pole and floater grip. You can use this product as a Floater Hand Grip or as a Telescopic Pole. The locking system allows you to adjust the pole length anywhere between 6.7″ and 15.7″. The transparent material makes it seemingly disappear in photos. Ideal for capturing water sports activities!

CamKix comes in either bright Yellow or Orange, making it easy to see. If you drop this floater/pole into the water, it will float. There is a small storage compartment at the bottom to store your valuables.

Anti-Fog Inserts​

Place Anti-Fog Inserts into the sides of your GoPro camera housing to prevent fogging in cold and humid environments. Inserts will last up to four uses. To dry out and reuse, heat inserts on a pan in oven at 300° F for five minutes. Store in an airtight bag. 

(Last Updated On: June 3, 2018)

About the Author

My name is Stewart Taylor, I'm the founder of GOPRO GIMBAL, a place where I review GoPro Gimbals and Accessories. If you have a topic that you would like me to explore, let me know and I will do my best to provide the information. I welcome your feedback and suggestions.

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