If you just got your scuba diving certification and are going on a scuba outing, you'll want to remember the excitement for years to come. While an underwater camera can be helpful, a better idea is getting one or more action cameras and mounting them to your body. This way, you won't have to worry about hanging onto the camera, and you'll get HD footage that you can edit into a short movie and share with your family and friends on social media. There are a number of desirable spots to mount action cameras while scuba diving, so you'll need not only the cameras, but also the specific mounts. Here are some locations to consider.
On Your Head
A head mount will capture footage of what you see while you're in the water, which will make for some valuable video. A head mount typically consists of a strap that goes around your head above the ears and that can be tightened according to the size of your head, with one or more straps that run over the top of your head. The action camera mounts to the front of the apparatus, sitting roughly on your forehead. Because action cameras are so lightweight, you won't have to worry about the camera feeling bulky in this position. Some action cameras can even attach to your goggles or diving mask.
On Your Wrist
A wrist-mounted action camera can also be valuable when you're scuba diving. This location is handy because you can move it around to aim or zoom at anything that interests you. Additionally, because you can adjust the angle of your wrist, you can record your face and upper body to capture some interesting footage. Wrist mounts strap around your wrist and have a spot for the action camera to attach. Typically, you'll want to keep the action camera as close to the wrist as possible — rather than extend it with multiple attachment arms — for stability.
On Your Chest
A chest-mounted action camera will also be worthwhile when you're scuba diving. A chest harness straps around your chest and over your shoulders for stability, and there's a spot in the center for affixing the camera. You don't necessarily need a separate camera for this location — one idea is to shoot a bit of footage with your action camera on your head and on your wrist, and then a little more footage with the camera on your chest. With footage from each of these three spots, you'll have a wide range of clips to edit together.