What Sports and Activities Benefit from Waterproof Ready Action Camera
There are a myriad of sports that can benefit from using an action camera and that action cameras are perfectly made for them.
Freediving and Spearfishing With a Waterproof Action Camera
If you are a freediver and looking for an action camera that can shoot video and photos underwater, as easily as it can above water, the cameras in this list are perfect for you.
We ourselve's are freedivers and when we are out exploring and not doing specific depth dives, we know that we might not frequently dive down to 10m or more and often find ourselve's between the surface and 6-8m when we are doing shore dives.
This means that every camera other than the two 360 cameras by GoPro and the Insta360 action cameras should suffice for this activity.
Without an extra underwater case, it's easy to attach the camera to your dive mask or just hold it in your hand or even slip it in to your freedive suit around your torso where a two piece wetsuit meet.
If you are looking to get in to underwater photography as well, there are a couple of options, such as the Olympus TG6 which are amazing pocket underwater cameras which can shoot both in macro mode and super wide mode.
Waterproof Action Cameras for Snorkelling
If you're looking in to getting an action camera specifically for snorkelling and a holiday in warmer waters you have plenty of choice.
If you are not going to be diving down and you will be just swimming about on the surface you should be safe with any of the choices in the above list.
There are 360 waterproof ready action cameras, as well as cameras with amazing video and photo modes so that you can save the best holiday snaps you can on your snorkel adventures.
Waterproof Action Cameras for Stand Up Paddleboarding
You might be out of the water more than you are in it, but with SUP and stand up paddleboarding, you may also want to jump in to the water to do some snorkelling or take a photo whilst in the water of something you have seen from above.
With the choices above you will be safe when you tether an action camera to you or hold it on your hand.
With a paddleboard you get a choice of camera mounts, from the end of your paddle stick, to on your chest with a chest strap or just in your hand, ready to point and shoot at a moments notice.
Stand up paddleboarding has a variety of pursuits too, from surfing, through to yoga and even relaxing river touring. With each one you may want to bring a camera with you on your adventures and an action camera that is waterproof ready can be perfect for each adventure.
Waterproof Ready Action Cameras for Open Water Swimming
If you're a swimmer and prefer to bring a camera with you, instead of placing it in your swim buoy, you can just have it attached on the outside or dragged along behind you as you're swimming until you are ready to use it.
Each and every action camera above should be a great accompaniment for your swimming time and will just bob along with you until you are ready to use it to take a photo or video.
We love open water swimming, especially in the ocean and when we see some sealife beneath us on our swim we can simply grab the camera and take a photo or video as we're swimming along.
Waterproof Action Cameras for Surfing
With surfing, the furthest you'll be underwater is about a metre or two when you fall off so each and every camera above should be perfect for your surf trips and outings in the swell.
There are 360 action camera options which are waterproof ready, like the GoPro Max and Fusion, as well as other more affordable options, like the SJCams which can be put in a mouth piece, on a chest strap or attached to your board for amazing surf footage.
As well as surfing, their are other board sports, like kite surfing and wind surfing where you could utilise a waterproof ready action camera and you should have no issues when mountain the camera to your kite lines, sail, board or even yourself.
Whether it's raining and the weather is bad or you fall in a lot, each action camera should work great with your preferred water activity.
Waterproof Action Cameras for Kayaking
Don't worry, if you'e a kayaker you have plenty of options for cameras to record your adventures. You can stick them to your kayak or place them on yourself and if you capsize you know you're camera will be fine.
Some even have voice commands which means you can use them hands free when in the water.
If you want to take pictures whilst doing kayak touring or to create video stories, each and every camera will have the perfect functions for you.
Waterproof Action Cameras for Coasteering
As well as playing in the water, with coasteering you'll be going from dry land and the rocks to in to the drink.
It's an exhilirating experience and something you can capture with most of the action cameras above.