The GoPro is a fantastic camera for capturing all your adventures, and nothing fits adventure better than exploring the underwater world. With a waterproof housing, the GoPro can go into the water to capture the most fantastic images. But what should you do to ensure you get the best possible underwater images? In this blog we discuss some tips and accessories that can help you make the coolest underwater images.
Tip #1 – Use a red filter
Colors are displayed differently under water, so that images are often bluish or greenish. By using a red filter, the color reproduction is adjusted and the images look much more natural. It is recommended that you buy a filter that is specially designed for the GoPro and fits on your waterproof housing, so that you can be sure that it fits well and that the images are of high quality. For example, the MOJOGEAR diving filters below only fit on the MOJOGEAR Waterproof housing and not on the original GoPro waterproof housing.
Lens cap for GoPro Hero 8 / GoPro Hero 9 / GoPro Hero 10 – Silicone with suction cup€4.09Delivered on Tuesday
MOJOGEAR Dive Filters for MOJOGEAR GoPro Hero 9/10/11 Waterproof Case€11.53Delivered on Tuesday
Ulanzi G9-1 Protective cover with Lens cap for GoPro 9 & GoPro 10€9.88Delivered on Tuesday
Ulanzi G8-3 Protective cover with Lens cap for GoPro 8€9.05Delivered on Tuesday
Tip #2 – Use a bobber (floating grip)
When filming underwater, it can be difficult to hold the camera properly. By using a floating grip, also known as a bobber, you ensure that the camera does not sink and that you get a more stable shot. There are several types of floating grips available, some are simple and inexpensive, while others are more advanced and come with additional features such as a wrist strap.
Tip #3 – Use lighting
There is little light underwater, which can make it difficult to get good shots. The use of lighting can make the difference between a mediocre shot and a great one. Different types of lighting are available, from small lights to large and powerful light systems. It is important to choose a lighting system that suits the environment in which you are filming, and that produces enough light to enhance the recordings.
Tip #4 – Keep your hands free with a GoPro mount
If you plan to do a lot of diving and filming, it can be useful to buy a diving mask, headband or chest strap with a built-in GoPro mount. This means you don’t always have to use your hands to hold the camera and you can dive and film more relaxed.
Ulanzi GP-4 magnetic quick release GoPro mount with base€12.36
MOJOGEAR P06 GoPro quick release buckle mount + screw€6.57Delivered on Tuesday
Ulanzi Go Quick II GoPro Selfie Stick Tripod Magnetic€19.79Delivered on Tuesday
Ulanzi GP-7 Dual GoPro Mount€11.53Delivered on Tuesday
Tip #5 – Use an external microphone
Under water, the sound that the camera records is often not very clear, because the water muffles the sound. By using an external microphone, you can ensure that the sound is captured better and that you get a clearer and better sound in your recordings. There are different types of microphones available that are suitable for underwater use, it is important to choose a microphone that suits your recording needs.
Tip #6 – Cases for great depths
Most modern GoPro cameras are waterproof by themselves. Yet this is only to a certain depth and limited time. Do you dive deeper than 10 meters or do you go scuba diving? Then a waterproof GoPro housing is indispensable. For example, check out the MOJOGEAR waterproof case for GoPro Hero 9 / Hero 10 / Hero 11, also available in a complete set with diving filters, screen protector, silicone protective cover and storage case.
If you want to film or photograph underwater, there are several accessories and tips you can use to improve the quality of your images. Using a red filter, bobber, lighting, GoPro mount and an external microphone can all contribute to creating great underwater images. Don’t forget to experiment and play with the different settings and accessories to find what works best for your shots. With a little practice and the right tools, you can capture amazing underwater images that you can cherish and share with others forever.
With the above tips you will definitely take your content to the next level! Do you have any questions about GoPro cameras, accessories? Please feel free to contact us via our contact page!