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Which is the best GoPro Camera to get for Scuba Diving?

Discussion in 'GoPro and Action Cams' started by BassMachine, May 5, 2014.

  1. rocdoc

    rocdoc Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Washington DC metro area
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    I've been using GoPro black for a couple of years and couldn't be happier. One complaint is the battery life, pretty miserable particularly if you use the remote. They say the 3+ is better in that respect, but couldn't verify. I think it's worth paying for the top of the line, as they always improve them (although I wasn't aware of the fact that the case for 3 might be better than the 3+ as someone mentioned). The high def of the black series is superb...
     
  2. crab4life

    crab4life Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Eugene, Oregon
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    The silver 3+ is just a slimmed down hero 2. Get the Hero 3 Black, It already comes with a dive case meant to go down deep and has the special latch, and you also get the remote for "free" if you will. My black films 1080p in 60 fps, way faster than the 3+ silver, and 240 fps for super slow motion, for cool shots ( like me shooting my bow)
     
  3. SeahorseDeb

    SeahorseDeb DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Cold green water in Washington
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    I had the Silver Edition for one dive and then GoPro had to replace it for warranty issues. I upgraded to the Black 3+ and I love being able to see my images on my iphone and control it from my iphone. That's my personal thought but I was happy with the Silver until I saw what was on the other side of the fence...
     
  4. joey1656

    joey1656 Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Louisiana
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    Just got a 3black. Filter choices? What yall recommend?
     
  5. mrose

    mrose Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Annapolis, MD
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    Depends where you are diving...I was in the Caribbean, so I used a red filter...I was going cheap, so I tried the Polar Pro Red Cube snap on filter...It worked well and snapped off quickly so I could quickly pull the filter off for surface shots or if I had an air bubble trapped in between the filter and the GoPro case.
     
  6. peterbucknell

    peterbucknell Liveaboard

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    Black edition 3+ getting great results. Worth a few extra bucks over the other models:
    [video=youtube_share;-4rNXE3CEN4]http://youtu.be/-4rNXE3CEN4[/video]
     
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  7. fish80

    fish80 Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location:
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    I am in the same situation. Undecided between gopro hero black and intova sport hd II.

    Gopro hero refurb (265$) + LCD (80$) + red filter (30$) = 380$ more or less
    intova (150$) + red filter (30$) = 180$ more or less

    this are the prices I found looking online. Is there anybody who has done comparisons? Is the gopro black significantly better?

    Thanks!
     
  8. haha49

    haha49 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: British Columbia
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    you might want a mono pod it makes reaching things easy with out having to get near things. Very handy if your snorkling around.
     
  9. Life-Is-Good-Diver

    Life-Is-Good-Diver Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Space Coast, Florida
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    Nice video, thanks for sharing !
     
  10. tkenney

    tkenney Angel Fish

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: West Palm Beach Florida
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    IMHO the GoPro brand is over rated . You are paying a huge premium for the name and their huge advertising budget as well as now they need to answer to shareholders. May I suggest you look at Into a sport HDII $149. the Into a sport Edge $265 or another favorite which I own. AEE S70 Magicam ( Made an offer on ebay at Willoughbys for $235 and it was accepted) the 71 if you want 4k.The4k is useless at the frame rates that are available. Take a look at this and good luck with your choice. http://www.aee-cameras.com/press/all/aee-s70-vs-gopro-hero3be.html#.VAoZdNHF49k.email

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