I have been waiting for this for a while and I’ve pre-ordered my own in time for my trip to Africa (shark diving in Cape Town and scuba diving in zanzibar).
The new dive housing is available in Australia around the 30th June 2012. You can order yours from ordercameras.com.au. Go here to order.
The housing provides ‘Maximum sharpness underwater’, which removes the problem of ‘vignetting’ underwater (reduction of the image/video brightness or saturation around the edges compared to the centre). The housing still rates to 60mtrs as all previous housings. It comes with assorted mounting hardware, the housing itself and lens cap.
The video GoPro made for the dive housing is their best video since the Hero2 HD video which was also another of my very favorites.
Watch the video, make sure its HD, switch to full screen and turn up the volume.
The stunning model in this is Roberta Mancino – wow, yet another reason to watch the video.. the free diver is Mark Healey who has incredible skill of holding his breath for what seems the entire video.
Read the press release from GoPro.
14th May 2012
HALF MOON BAY, CA (May 14, 2012) – GoPro, maker of the world’s most versatile HD cameras, today announced the launch of the Dive Housing. The new GoPro Dive Housing features a large, flat glass lens that allows for maximum photo and video sharpness underwater in all resolutions. Waterproof to 197ft / 60m, the Dive Housing is ideal for diving, snorkeling and any underwater filming scenario.
The Dive Housing is compatible with all HD HERO cameras, GoPro mounts and accessories. Included items: waterproof Dive Housing, protective lens cap, tether string and assorted mounting hardware. This new accessory adds to the HD HERO’s reputation as the most versatile camera in the world. It is now available for order at Our Online Store, specialty retailers around the world, Sport Chalet and Best Buy for MSRP US $49.99.
Based in Half Moon Bay, California, GoPro makes the world’s most versatile cameras, enabling people to capture and share their lives’ most exciting moments in professional quality HD video and photos. GoPro’s HD HERO line of wearable and gear mountable cameras are used collectively by more consumers, professional athletes, and video production professionals than any other camera in the world. GoPro’s products are sold in over 140 countries via specialty sports retailers, Sport Chalet, Best Buy and at GoPro.com.