GoPro, by word of sports camera, is waterproof and is able to shoot in the water. So how deep can it go? You’ll find the answer in this article.
Hero and Hero+
As the most initiate generations of GoPro cameras, Hero and Hero+ have several qualities preferred by users, one of which is that they are able to working the water of 131 feet depth. Such ability is supported by the protection box which is designed for dustproof and waterproof and is inseparable from the camera.
This type of GoPro is much about the same as Hero+, while it has an additional screen, it still remains the ability to work in the water of 131 feet depth, and the protection box is inseparable from the camera.
Hero4 Silver and Hero4 Black
This set of cameras is also able to work in the water of 131 feet depth with the application of inseparable protection box.
Hero Session is the first camera which is waterproof without wearing a protection box among all GoPro cameras. The depth it can best go is 33 feet.
Hero5 Black and Hero5 Session
This set of cameras is newly unveiled and is highly praised by users for their excellent performance. As is mentioned before, Hero Session is the first type of GoPro camera which is waterproof without wearing anything, then Hero5 Black and Hero5 Session must be the second and third one which are able to work in the water of 33 feet, naked.
Above are brief introductions about waterproof ability of different types of GoPro cameras. And you may have found that there are only two kinds of abilities—-for most cameras, it’s common to stand a depth of 131 feet with a protection box, while a few of them are impervious to water naked due to the special design. You may ask now:” Is that all for GoPro’s waterproof ability?” Actually, GoPro can go deeper if some special accessories are applied.
This is a product designed for Hero5 Black only, with which Hero5 Black is able to go much deeper—-197 feet.
Diving Protection Box
This is a box which is compatible with Hero3, Hero3+ and Hero4，with which a camera can go 197 feet deep.
Normal Protection Box
This is a box which services Hero3, Hero3+，and Hero4. With this box, cameras are able to go a depth of 131feet.
Spire Lamella Protection Box
This is a box shaped just like a watch. It is compatible with Hero3, Hero3+, Hero4, Hero4 Silver. It enables cameras to work in a depth of 197 feet.
It’s amazing to know how helpful an accessory can be. Above are only a few of the accessories, you can find more if you are interested. It’s no wonder that users can have different experiences of in-water photographing experiences with so many useful accessories.