I have a gopro 3 camera and I am going scuba diving in 3 weeks in Mexico. I am hearing from people that you do need the dive housing for scuba. 1. Is that correct? 2. I have been reading that once you go lower than 20/30 feet you need a red tinted lense to offset the water color to make colors more vibrant - Red Cube Acrylic Filter-Tropical Water Color Correction-Scuba Diving-Hero3 Black, Silver, and White Accessory (example - http://www.amazon.com/Acrylic-Filter-Tropical-Correction-Scuba-Diving-Hero3-Accessory/dp/B00B2PHSIY/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1381939820&sr=8-7&keywords=gopro+dive+housing ) Is this correct or a bunch of garage and not really needed?
The Dive Housing was MOST useful for the Hero and Hero 2 cameras as it used a flat lens that would offer better images and video underwater. The Hero 3 and 3+ cameras already use the flat lens and all Gopro housings are already rated to deeper than the limits of the recreation dive planner. For the Hero 3 the Dive Housing is simply a replacement housing. The red lens is true to all underwater photography and helps to replace color lost due to the lack of light. With most digital photography it's a bit of a non-issue as photoshop or other photo retouching software can do the same thing. For video it is a very nice feature to use, although not completely necessary.
For those who are experienced underwater photographers, and use a Gopro 3 or 3+, what have you found to be the best overall underwater lighting and rig that will give good overall video! and stills and the best "bang for my buck" Ive never done any underwater photography and my husband and I are diving the Great Barrier Reef in less than a month and since we arent likely to pass that way again, Id like to get it right my one and only chance.
Hello Stephanie, there are two lighting mount options for this camera. A. http://www.scuba.com/shop/productdetail.asp?SKUCode=126004&category=#126004. Then you would need to go into the options of the camera and invert the video beacuse the light mounts on the bottom of the camera. B.http://www.scuba.com/scuba-gear-540/168361/Sealife-Sea-Dragon-1200-L.E.D.-Photo---Video-Light.html.
Standard Housing for HERO3 cameras. Waterproof to 197’/60m. Delivers maximum image sharpness above and below water. Skeleton Backdoor included. Compatible with all HERO3 cameras. Includes:
1 waterproof replacement housing
1 Skeleton Backdoor
*HDMI Cable sold separate.
Waterproof and Depth Rating
Each of the HD HERO cameras come in a protective waterproof case that is capable of withstanding depths of up to 197 feet (60 meters). Before taking the unit in the water you'll want to be sure to verify that there is no dirt or debris along the white rubber gasket that could compromise the integrity of the waterproof case.
To ensure that the camera is fully sealed, push the housing backdoor all the way in before securing the black latch on the top of the case.
If you are using the camera in salt water, it's always a good idea to safely remove the camera and wash the housing with fresh water.