7 Best Waterproof Drones – Awesome Waterproof Quadcopters!

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best waterproof drones

Whether you’re a seasoned drone hobbyist, new to the flight arena or a grandparent looking to purchase a child his first RC flying device, considering a waterproof drone is a great idea.

The waterproof features on the models below allow freedom of flight beyond fields and backyards to rivers, oceans and lakes. You can also get awesome underwater shots, and the fun need not end if it starts to sprinkle.

Here´s the thing:

The selection of drones that can handle water is still quite small.


we found some Really Cool Water-Resistant Drones in different price classes.

Check out our reviews of water resistant quadcopters below or click on one in our quick list to check the price.

Quick List of Best Waterproof Drones 2023

top waterproof quadcopter

1. Splash Drone 3 Auto 4K

Camera: Waterproof 4K camera included
Includes 2 axis gimbal
Range: 0.6 miles (1 km)
Flight time: around 16 min
Weight 2380 grams

The Splash Drone 3 Auto is the latest version of the Splash Drone. It can float on water, fly in rain, land on water and surf on the water.

Follow Me 

The Splash Drone also has follow me functionality, which makes it a great camera drone choice for water sports, like surfing, kite boarding, and water skiing. The waterproof camera shoots 4K under water.

Additional Fishing and Lifesaver Module

This drone has an additional 1 kg payload release module, that can be used for fishing or water rescue. You can use it to cast a bait in the ocean, or even lift up small fish.

The Splash drone can also deliver an automatically inflating life preserver to swimmers.

I suspect this module has to be purchased as an add on. I am not really sure about that.

Gimbal Included

The Splash Drone Auto comes with a 2 axis waterproof gimbal for stable camera and video shots with its 4K camera.

Skim this quadcoptor over water for great underwater footage with your waterproof camera attached to the gimbal for vivid shots.

FPV Controller

You get live video feed and real time data on the new all in one controller.

Download the app for android devices for more control options. Comes with a “return to home” function to prevent loss during malfunction.

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2.GP Toys NextX H2O Aviax Drone

Camera not included
Range: 320 feet (100 m)
Flight time: 6-8 min
Weight 1.6 pounds
Dimensions: 9.2 x 9.2 x 5.7 inches

This is a great little starter drone for water or land.

With up to 20 centimeters of diving, waterproof power, this drone makes a perfect starter choice and lots of fun if you want to get underwater footage.

On-board colorful LED lights makes night flights and underwater glow really nice.

The LCD transmitter displays battery life, speed and other flight data.

It is recommended to avoid flying on extremely windy days, as it is a quite small quadcopter.

It can do a 360 degree flip, has cruise control and headless mode.

60 minutes for charge time (after a 30 minute cool-down period recommended by the manufacturer.

The drone is about the size of a dinner plate and can be controlled from over 300 feet away. It has reliable customer service that will respond to questions or concerns within 24 hours.

3. Parrot Hydrofoil MiniDrone – New Z

VGA mini camera (480X640) included
Range: 65 feet (20 m)
Flight time: 7 min
Weight 8.6 ounces
Dimensions: 13.38 x 12.6 x 5.52 inches

This mini drone requires no FAA registration, so fly away!

It’s designed for freshwater use and can reach speeds up to 6 mph on the water and 11 mph in the air.

You can download the FreeFlight app from Google Play to access more tricks and maneuvers.

Take aeriel photos during the drone’s flight with the embedded camera.

The shock resistant design allows this model to hover over water or fly over land or indoors.

Control the device from about twenty meters away. This style is controlled by the FreeFlight app, which is kept up-to-date by the company. 25 minutes for charge time.

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4. Goolsky Q353 Triphibian

Air water and ground mode
100% waterproof
No camera included
Flight time 6-7 min
Range 150 m

The Goolsky Q353 is a pretty cool  and unique toy drone. You can sail it on the water, like an amphibian car, and take off with ease. You can even let it run on land.

The Goolsky Q353 is completely waterproof.  You can dump it on its head in the water, and it will float back up.

It has one key return to home, and come with a remote control that give you the data you need.

Yes, it is a toy drone, but it the way you can alter between water, land and air makes it quite unique.

It has a range of 150 meters, and will stay up in the air for around 6-7 minutes.

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5. JJRC H31

360-degrees Flip
No camera included
Flight time 8-10 min
Range 70-80 m

This is a great drone for beginners. It is very durable, and keeps flying even if you take a hit.

The drone is also surprisingly fast and moves very well. It flies smooth and is very easy to fly.

It can fly around 80 meters high.  Because of its size, it does not fly very well in windy conditions.

JJRC H31 can do 360 flips.

I would call this a sport quadcopter,  and it is quite maneuverable.

It has a pretty standard JJRC transmitter, with a one key return.

Although it is water resistant, you probably should not land it in the water if can be avoided. There are some holes in the design.

All in all this is a very cool sporty waterproof quadcopter. It flies fast, and is a great choice for beginners, and you can keep flying over water or even if it rains.

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The QUADH2O will set you back around $2800 for the ready to fly variant, but you get a drone that will land on water and shoot great videos.

It has an included FPV mini camera, but you can also use your favorite action camera, like GoPro Hero 3, 3+ or 4.

It can reach speeds of up to 45 mph and has GPS positioning.

You get FPV to the controller and the 7″ color monitor.

There is an optional waterproof gimbal that you can get. This will reduce the flight time though, to around 7 or 8 minutes from the normal 12 minutes.

7. ProDrone PD4-AW

PRODRONE is a Japanese  drone manufacturer, that has developed a pretty wide range of commercial drones.

Their ProDrone PD4-AW is a quadcopter that can make water surface landings.  It has a payload of 3.5 kilos.

The quadcopter is waterproof and capable of amphibious landing.

You can actually connect a cable to the quadcopter which can keep it flying for an unlimited time.

You can customize it for laying cables and land surveying.

They dont seem to have a shop and obviously target businesses more than consumers with their drones. For more info check out their website.

Jesse Young

11 thoughts on “7 Best Waterproof Drones – Awesome Waterproof Quadcopters!”

  1. Amazing! So now we can explorer the underwater by just with a remote control and taking high quality images and videos. Soon they will be more common to our DSLR cameras and the next gadget that we will love to have for backpacking.

  2. Hi very comprehensive blog! but checking the Swellpro official website, splash had been upgraded to an Auto version with orange frame long ago, the white mariner drone seems to stop selling already, you may need to update the blog

  3. Jessee I purchased an autel x star for fishing, losing it in the water. Now I realize I need a waterproof drone. There have been several negative reviews on the Swellpro
    drone. I have been looking into the Poseidon 480 but cannot get any answers as if the prices include a camera and servo release. Can you recommend a supplier that
    can answer my inquiries? I also like the Xiaomi drone to try. I cannot find out if it will hold my samsung galaxy 8 tablet? I have made several inquiries regarding these
    questions without concrete answers. I would appreciate your input
    Sincerely Ed Rone


  4. you can use anti water electronics sprays and make any drone mostly splash proof.
    It wont do much for motors but will protect most things well.

  5. Looking for a saltwaterproof drone to take with me during a sailing trip in the BVI in December. Winds can be sustained 40+ knots.

    Any thoughts?


  6. It needs making clear that the Parott hydrofoil is a non-waterproof drone that clips to a boat hull. It is not a waterproof drone.

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