Heading to a tropical paradise this summer? While you’re there enjoying the sandy beaches, warm sunshine and the sound of steel drums, don’t forget to enjoy the wondrous underwater sights and adventures as well. Check out our top picks for gadgets to use in the pool or ocean to help make the most of your vacation this summer anywhere from Antiqua to Turks and Caicos!
- Water-Resistant Cases
There are options available for protecting the tech gadgets you already own, but the key to keeping your gear safe is checking the water-resistance rating, or IP codes, on these cases. For cases durable enough for continuous underwater use, look for an IP rating of 8.Naztech Vault Waterproof cover for iPhone 5/5s – This cover is ultra-slim and allows for full touchscreen and call functionality while allowing for underwater activities up to depths of 20 meters.
NAZTECH Vault Waterproof Cover for iPhone 5 / 5s
Sony Underwater Dive Housing for Action Cam – This case comes with the Sony Action Cams found at Beachcamera.com and protects them up to depths of 197 feet. You can also purchase some Sony Anti fog sheets to go with these also from Beachcamera.com
Sony Action Cam kits from Beachcamera.com
Using protective cases to cover your smartphone or cameras you already have is a fantastic option. However, those cases may affect image quality. If you want to capture truly awesome underwater photos, this will require a waterproof camera.
Garmin VIRB X Compact Waterproof HD Action Camera with G-Metrix- Bring out the big guns and shoot high definition video in 1080p30 and 480p120 while recording clear audio underwater. This camera is waterproof up to 50 meters without having to use a case.
Garmin VIRB X Compact Waterproof HD Action Camera from Beachcamera.com
Nikon COOLPIX AW130 16MP 1080p Waterproof Shockproof Freezeproof Digital Camera– Waterproof down to 100 feet, this camera is built for anything from snorkeling, scuba diving, rafting to fishing. Sharing the photos of your adventures is a snap with the built in Wi-Fi.
Nikon COOLPIX AW130 Digital Camera found on Beachcamera.com
- Water-Resistant Tablets-
For those who prefer to use their tablet to take all of their vacation photos, there are actually tablets safe for your underwater adventures too.
This 10.1 inch water-resistant Android tablet from Sony is ultra –thin and is waterproof up to 3 feet underwater for 30 minutes.
For those wanting a tablet powered with Windows®, the Panasonic Toughpad FZ-E1 is the world’s most rugged 5-inch tablet and is submersible up to 5 feet for 30 minutes
- Video Swim Goggles-These goggles have a camera built in that can record videos and take photos while you explore beneath the water’s surface.
Take HD videos and photos in waters up to 15 feet deep with these rechargeable video swim goggles.
With all of the options available, the perfect underwater shots really are just a click away. So book that trip to Riviera Maya, Mexico and take some awesome photos while swimming with the sea turtles!