I stumbled across this video today. I was trying to figure out if this was magic, but it does seem like the Swellpro Drone is actually waterproof. This is exciting news for me; I think I can finally convince Lee Morris to let me fly a drone.
If you ever get on YouTube, or even here on Fstoppers, you've probably seen people using drones to fish. Fishing is a super relaxing sport, and I enjoy fishing on the beach with my dad whenever I visit. If I were to fly a DJI Phantom however, it would only add stress. So you dronies who use them to fish make my hands sweat. But sweat no more palms, because now there's a "waterproof" drone!
The team over at Swellpro seems to have created these drones specifically with fishermen in mind. Their base model, the Splash Drone Fisherman Version, is used to drop bait in a desired location and comes equipped with a waterproof camera and monitor so you can see where you're casting your line. You can upgrade to the Splash Drone Auto Version, which comes equipped with a GoPro Gimbal (camera sold separately), which is what is being used in the video above.
There are some very cool transitions you could utilize with this drone. At around 18:22 in the video, he is filming the ocean floor, then flies up into the air. I feel like a professional photographer or cinematographer could really turn this into something beautiful.
Drones that can float. Welcome to 2017. Feel free to leave a sarcastic "Uh, actually Chelsey, it's welcome to 2008! This is old news!" comment in the section below. If you're interested in more drones that are used for fishing, check out the list that RC Judge put together.