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GoPro snorkeling in Galapagos - accessory advise please

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I'm a swimmer/snorkeler but have no plans to dive below 10-15ft on our Nov 2020 Galapagos trip.

GoPro Hero7 Black -

Do I need anything beyond a Shallow Water filter? 

A Super Suit kit with multiple filters seems more than I need but haven't found a source for a shallow-only setup.  

Do I need a Super Suit or equivalent for just snorkeling? 

Can a shallow water filter be attached to a GPH7B without a housing?


I'd be grateful for any additional advice on Galapagos water photography.


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I believe if you want any filters you have to go with the super suit.  The color has improved a lot starting at the 6 though so you might be fine without it. The 7 black is waterproof for up to 33' so you will be fine with the camera if you decide not to do any additional housing.   


The only accessory I'd recommend is what they call The Handler on GoPro's website.  It is really a pain to snorkel and just hold the camera as is.  I have an off brand from Amazon, pasting link below.  I started with the original GoPro and back then GoPro didn't make such a handle so I had to go to off brand. 



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