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Polar Pro Snap on Dive Filters review

Polar Pro Snap on Dive Filters review

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Polar Pro Filters is more than enthused about the release of their new Snap-On Dive Filters available for the Go Pro Hero 2 Camera.  This accessory is compatible with the Hero 2 Dive Housing and... Read more

Red Sea Scuba Diving Destination El Gouna - Scuba Diving In El Gouna

Red Sea Scuba Diving Destination El Gouna - Scuba Diving In El Gouna

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El Gouna is a great divers' destination in the Red Sea Riviera. For new divers, heated pools and calm local reefs provide an excellent start to your diving experience. For more experienced divers, El... Read more

Scuba Diving the Canary Islands of Spain

Scuba Diving the Canary Islands of Spain

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If you want to visit one of the many great scuba diving locations off the coast of Africa then the Canary Islands are home to many great scuba diving sites, Dive centers and Dive resorts. Here you wil... Read more

Top 5 Dive Sites in Dahab, Sinai Desert, the Red Sea

Top 5 Dive Sites in Dahab, Sinai Desert, the Red Sea

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Located in Egypt’s Sinai region, Dahab has become a huge attraction for divers. North of Sharm el Sheikh’s popular holiday and dive resorts, the little town of Dahab has everything an und... Read more

Want to go Scuba Diving in Barbados, the South East Caribbean?

Want to go Scuba Diving in Barbados, the South East Caribbean?

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The reefs and edges just off the coast of this small tropical Caribbean paradise are home to many different plant species, coral and sponge life. The sheer diversity of the reefs here is simply astou... Read more

The Mesoamerican Reef

The Mesoamerican Reef

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The Mesoamerican Reef is the two largest barrier reef in the Atlantic.  The Mesoamerican Reef is so large, diverse, and pristine that it has been called the "jewel" of the Caribbean...and I call... Read more

Epic Journeys of Turtles Revealed Via Satellite Tracking

Epic Journeys of Turtles Revealed Via Satellite Tracking

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ScienceDaily (Jan. 4, 2011) — The epic ocean-spanning journeys of the gigantic leatherback turtle in the South Atlantic have been revealed for the first time thanks to groundbreaking research us... Read more

Roatan Island Marine Park and Conservation

Roatan Island Marine Park and Conservation

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The Roatan Marine Park (RMP) is a grass roots, community-based, non-profit organization located on the island of Roatan, 50 kilometers off the mainland coast of Honduras. Our organization was formed... Read more

Five Best Things To Do In Koh Samui Thailand, including scuba diving

Five Best Things To Do In Koh Samui Thailand, including scuba diving

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Like every treasure, Koh Samui has been around for many centuries. But it was in the early 1970’s when two tourists came across the tropical paradise. During those years until the 1990’s,... Read more

Scuba Diving and Underwater GeoCaching, becoming more popular.

Scuba Diving and Underwater GeoCaching, becoming more popular.

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Underwater geocaches can be found in the waters of more than a dozen countries, from Indonesia to South Africa to Spain, but "there's just not that many of them out there right now," said Chris Waggo... Read more

Diving in Hawaii.  Why Maui Offers Divers Paradise

Diving in Hawaii. Why Maui Offers Divers Paradise

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Hawaii has to be one of the United States' most loved places for a holiday, and it’s unsurprising what with its gorgeous climate and paradise location. But for divers it offers something even m... Read more

Laughing and Diving at Deep Blue Dive Resort, Utila

Laughing and Diving at Deep Blue Dive Resort, Utila

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Relaxed, at home, fun, great vib!!!....is what I felt during my stay at Deep Blue Dive Resort on the island of Utila. Steve, the owner, I must say, is one of the most unique people I have ever met. W... Read more

Scuba Diving Hurghada on the Red Sea

Scuba Diving Hurghada on the Red Sea

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The best time to come out to the Red Sea area of Hurghada is during the months from March to September. Diving conditions are perfect here during this period, although July and August can get oppress... Read more

Scuba Diving off the Island of Crete in Greece

Scuba Diving off the Island of Crete in Greece

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Crete is the largest and most populated island in Greece's Mediterranean link of islands. Its warm waters offer virtually ideal year-round diving conditions. In the winter months of December and Janu... Read more

Four scuba divers drown in 'Blood Grotto' panic (Italy).

Four scuba divers drown in 'Blood Grotto' panic (Italy).

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  Four scuba divers drowned during a routine dive to a popular underwater cave system in southern Italy went horribly wrong over the weekend, according to the coast guard. The group of divers lost... Read more

Destination Hurghada on the Red Sea - Scuba Diving In Hurghada

Destination Hurghada on the Red Sea - Scuba Diving In Hurghada

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Hurghada, along with Sharm el Sheikh, is where it all started. These where the first two destinations of the nearly 20-years old diving history of the Red Sea. Diving in Hurghada needs no introductio... Read more

Coral Reefs Video....

Coral Reefs Video...."Take Care of them"

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    Biological oceanographer Dr. Chris Langdon (University of Miami) tells us that about 25% of all fish life in the ocean spends some part of its life cycle in a coral reef. He belie... Read more

Scuba Diving Ras Mohammed National Marine Park in the Red Sea

Scuba Diving Ras Mohammed National Marine Park in the Red Sea

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  Ras Mohammed National Marine Park is situated at the extreme southern part of the Sinai Peninsula. Here, where the Gulf of Aqaba meets with the Gulf of Suez the ocean floor drops down to depth... Read more

Scuba Diving off the Isle of Man in the Irish Sea

Scuba Diving off the Isle of Man in the Irish Sea

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Located between Britain and Ireland, the Isle of Man offers world-class diving spots rich in diverse marine life and underwater attractions. There are only two ways to reach the island: by ferry or b... Read more

Scuba Diving Italy's beautiful Mediterranean coast and Islands

Scuba Diving Italy's beautiful Mediterranean coast and Islands

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  Italy is quite a popular tourist destination that is not so well known for diving, besides the areas around the islands of Sicily and Sardinia. Perhaps the diving is overshadowed by the onshor... Read more

Cave Diving – Tips for the Extreme Scuba Diver

Cave Diving – Tips for the Extreme Scuba Diver

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Cave diving is becoming more popular for many divers, and if you’re looking for an entirely new way of discovering underwater habitats, enjoying cave diving can be thrilling. However, it isn&rs... Read more

Scuba Diving in Fiji.

Scuba Diving in Fiji.

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FIJI diving stats: Great for: Large animals and non-diving activitiesNot so great for: WrecksDepth: 5 - 40mVisibility: 5 - 35mCurrents: Usually gentle but occasionally strongSurface Conditions: Can b... Read more

Planning a Dive Vacation

Planning a Dive Vacation

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Becoming a certified scuba diver is the first step in unlocking the door to an amazing world that only a small percentage of the earth's population will ever see. The ocean is the planet's last front... Read more

Scuba Diving around Cairns on the Great Barrier Reef

Scuba Diving around Cairns on the Great Barrier Reef

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Diving in the North Queensland area of the Great Barrier Reef is an experience that will allow you to boast that you have dived the world's largest reef system. Scuba diving the Great Barrier Reef is... Read more

TheScubaDivingDirectory.com is heading to Utila!!

TheScubaDivingDirectory.com is heading to Utila!!

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Michael here at TheScubaDivingDirectory.com is heading, from Roatan, over to Utila next week for some diving. Michaels heading there to check out the diving and to meet our 3 newest Dive Centers and r... Read more

Scuba Diving beautiful Cebu Philippines

Scuba Diving beautiful Cebu Philippines

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If you want to look at scuba diving with an added thrill to it, then scuba diving in Cebu Philippines with sharks has to be it. Shark diving in the Philippines is a one way ticket to a scuba dive you... Read more

Protecting Palau's Marine Ecosystems

Protecting Palau's Marine Ecosystems

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The life-sustaining natural systems in the region of Palau have reached a critical tipping point that calls for immediate action and long-term support. If this call goes unheard, Micronesian island p... Read more

Michael's trip to Utopia and visit to our dive centers listed on in TheScubaDivingDirectory.com

Michael's trip to Utopia and visit to our dive centers listed on in TheScubaDivingDirectory.com

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Well, I arrived on Utila last night after a great catamaran trip over from Roatan on Captain Vern's daily trips between the islands.Check out the blog for some new pics, video and stats, then I am off... Read more

Scuba Diving and enjoying Boracay Island in the Philippines

Scuba Diving and enjoying Boracay Island in the Philippines

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Boracay island is a world-class tourist and scuba diving destination in the southern Philippines. It is one of the most popular getaways in the Philippines, attracting close to one million local and ... Read more

Whale Shark Research Weeks on the Island of Utila with Deep Blue Dive Resort

Whale Shark Research Weeks on the Island of Utila with Deep Blue Dive Resort

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    Deep Blue Dive Resort will be conducting one of the largest scientific research projects ever undertaken in the Caribbean to find out more about the whale sharks of Utila.   Scient... Read more

Diving the Bunaken National Marine Park

Diving the Bunaken National Marine Park

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  The Bunaken National Marine Park was established in 1991 and is among the first of Indonesia's growing system of marine parks. The park has a surface area of 89,065 hectares, 97% of which is o... Read more

Divers blow amazing rings of air in spectacular underwater competition

Divers blow amazing rings of air in spectacular underwater competition

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These breathtaking pictures capture divers blowing beautiful bubbles - at a bizarre underwater competition. They were taken at the first ever King Of The Bubble contest, which requires contestants to... Read more

Lincoln-Way Central Environmental Action Club to host famous filmmaker scuba diver

Lincoln-Way Central Environmental Action Club to host famous filmmaker scuba diver

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The Lincoln-Way Central Environmental Action Club is hosting a special event featuring Annie Crawley, on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 to focus attention on the issue of ocean pollution. The event wil... Read more

Five Best Scuba Diving Spots In The Canary Islands

Five Best Scuba Diving Spots In The Canary Islands

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Dive Holidays come only a few days a year. So if the opportunity presents itself, one should take advantage and plan a getaway to remember. It is particularly enticing to see pristine waters and pow... Read more

Scuba Diving Bon Bini-style on the Dutch Antilles Island of Curaçao

Scuba Diving Bon Bini-style on the Dutch Antilles Island of Curaçao

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Curaçao is situated 40 miles off the coast of Venezuela and is known for its pockets of beautiful beaches, clear water and an awe-inspiring diving experience. Divers from all over the world co... Read more

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Nov 28
2012

Polar Pro Snap on Dive Filters review

Posted by: sddiver96

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Polar Pro Filters is more than enthused about the release of their new Snap-On Dive Filters available for the Go Pro Hero 2 Camera.  This accessory is compatible with the Hero 2 Dive Housing and is designed to enhance the quality of your submerged footage.  Polar Pro offers the filter in a magenta shade as well as a red shade. While the Magenta Snap-On optimizes your footage in green water, the red shade will accomplish the same task in blue and tropical water.  This filter has been in production for many months’ time and after many different mold attempts, color corrections, and durability tests they are excited to unveil this product for GoPro users everywhere.


As a frequent user of the GoPro camera, I have always enjoyed the mobility and polished look that the camera provides.  One of the things I find exciting about this accessory is that it attempts to mimic the GoPro design philosophy. The end result is an acrylic snap on filter that fits snugly around the rectangular dive housing frame. This design gives the users an effortless approach for applying the upgrade to the camera. There is no removal of screws required, as the Snap-On Filter comes as a singular unit that attaches over the front of the lens. Another great thing about the filter is that the removal of the accessory is just as easy as equipping it. The filter offers two release tabs opposite each other on the top and bottom of the long side of the rectangle. Pushing either the top or bottom tab will allow the filter to pop of quickly with minimal effort. The sturdy acrylic offers piece-of-mind as the user will not have to worry about breaking the tabs.

With Polar Pro’s Red Snap On Filter

 

GoPro Hero2 No Filter

Check out our comparison video:


Polar Pro’s  Snap-On Filter does have a competitor in this market from the company Snake River Prototyping and their creation goes by the name of The Dome. I have spent time with The Dome in order to understand the idea and inspiration behind its design. I feel that while its design is impressive, there are details that that Polar Pro’s product excels in.  For starters, while the Snap-On Filter is attached to the camera, the user is still able to view the LCD screen on the face of the Hero2. The Dome, on the other hand, hinders the user’s ability to see the LCD screen making it impossible to see what mode the camera is shooting in. 

Another important design feature of the Snap-On Filter is that it allows access to the GoPro mode button. The mode button is completely exposed making it easy to switch between modes and control the power settings on the camera, even with diving gloves on. While using The Dome, I found that it was difficult to switch the camera modes because of the way the design encloses the button and attempting this while wearing diving gloves was nearly impossible.

As far as far as the color correcting capabilities, both preform at the same abilities. The Polar Pro snap on filter actually excels in deeper water conditions. Polar Pro wins in the price battle, as their product costs $29.99 while The Dome retails at $83. 


Polar Pro has also informed us of a preliminary launch date for GoPro Hero3 snap on Filters of early January