Go Pro

Here at 53 Degrees North we are seriously proud of our Go Pro collection. Whether you're looking for dive housing, wi-fi remote or helmet mount from Go Pro, we have it all.

Go Pro was founded by Nick Woodman in 2002. Woodman started the company following a 2002 surf trip to Australia in which he was hoping to capture quality action photos of his surfing but could not because amateur photographers could not get close enough or obtain quality equipment at accessible prices. His desire for a camera system that could capture the professional angles inspired the 'GoPro' name. Woodman initially raised money for his company by selling bead and shell belts for under US $20 out of his VW van and, later, fashionable camera straps. In 2004, the company sold its first camera system, which used 35 mm film. Digital still and video camera were later introduced. As of 2014 a fixed-lens HD video cameras with a wide 170-degree angle was available; two or more can be paired to create 3D video.