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Old 12-05-2017, 06:52 PM   #1
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Best spearfishing camera mount?!?

Got a Garmin virb recently to make some cool videos. While doing some wreck diving/ spearfishing in Panama City i had it mounted on the top of my gun stock. After 20 minutes the cam fell off (i didn't give the sticky mount time to cure). I continued the dive just holding by the mounting arm and after reviewing the footage it was unwatchable. Anybody have any decent luck with head mounts, chest mounts, etc...? I don't need to be a Stanley Kubrick or anything but it would be nice to get some semi-steady shots. Thank you all!
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Old 12-05-2017, 09:53 PM   #2
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Re: Best spearfishing camera mount?!?

I use a head mount primarily. You need to make sure the mount has a chin strap or you will loose the camera. Or you can wear the mount under a hood.

It takes a while to learn to align the camera - you basically want the face of the lense to be on the same plane as the mask...When you film something in your hands - you need to tilt the camera down a little for close up shots..

Gun mounts also work (MAKO has one for different types of guns) but it makes a very different looking video and you will be constantly tempted to point the camera/gun at people (which should never be done).

You have to practice looking at stuff much longer than normal to generate video with a head mount. It inhibits your ability to scan and hunt efficiently in a really complex environment because you have to move your head like a slow motion zombie.

I used a head mount for all the uw shots in this video.

https://youtu.be/w2z9UCAeocU
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Old 12-06-2017, 06:55 AM   #3
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Re: Best spearfishing camera mount?!?

Good tips, I think I’m going to stay away from those gun mounts because all though it makes for good quick highlight shots, it’s a little tiring watching half the shot being taken up by the gun. Any experience with the mask mounts?
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Old 12-09-2017, 08:30 PM   #4
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Re: Best spearfishing camera mount?!?

I have a hammerhead mask with the built in GoPro mount and it works great. I run my strap a little tighter to keep the camera from trying to fill my mask with water on fast ascents.


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Re: Best spearfishing camera mount?!?

I'm using a GoPro mount for my AQA Mantis mask. It's made specifically for this mask so unfortunately if you don't have this mask, it won't work. It's more comfortable than a head strap.
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