Questions and Answers for Gopro HERO 3 / HERO 3+ Cameras Skeleton Housing:
Do you have to have the housing to go with the camera? If I just bought the camera would I still be able to take pictures while diving? What else would I need? what is the purpose of the housing? Thank you!
Bob (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com)
The Skeleton housing is only available separately from the camera. It allows for easy access to the sd card or for charging.
The HERO3 Skeleton Housing has open sides to allow cables to be plugged into your camera for live-feed video, charging, cooling and enhanced audio at low speeds. Compatible with HERO3 cameras only. Includes:
*Note: Use in dry environments only. The Skeleton Housing is NOT waterproof.
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