Ever wonder how surf photographers get that cool half-in-half-out-of-the-water shot as the surfer rides by? The answer: an underwater housing with a dome port—essentially a big glass bubble on the end of a lens that widens the camera’s point of view.
While these setups can cost much more than $2,000 for large cameras and DSLRs, there is a more affordable option for your GoPro thanks to SPL Water Housings.
Fitted to a small handle, the company's housing is made from an ultra-light aluminum mold that holds the GoPro Hero3 in place. On the front, you can attach either a standard flat cover or choose between a 5-inch and 8-inch dome port. Once the camera is in the housing, you can control the shutter with a thumb trigger or with the WiFi remote—if you're not underwater yourself.
Note: This isn't a dive housing, which means it’s not rated to go deep underwater. But it is splash-rated, making it perfect for other water sports such as kayaking, fishing, and surfing.