There’s no question that Go Pros – those small and lightweight cameras that attach to your hat, scuba mask, pole mount, kite, what have you – have revolutionized the way that people memorialize their vacation.
On our member forums, we’ve seen some awesome videos that range from water slide antics to underwater snorkeling to on-the-beach horseback rides. The time lapse feature is perfect for capturing sunrises, sailaways and sunsets. Add the perfect song as a soundtrack and suddenly even an ordinary Caribbean vacation comes alive.
But we can’t help thinking that some people are taking their Go Pro projects a little too far.
Take this video shared on the website Crew Center. The tourist jumped 50 to 60 feet from a cruise ship deck near Grand Turk, a dangerous stunt that resulted in him getting detained by local police and booted off the ship to be sent home.
If you’re curious about more socially acceptable ways to use your Go Pro, our Cruise Critic members have been discussing best uses in our photography forum.
And I always offer this final caveat when it comes to technology: Don’t get so caught up in documenting your vacation that you forget to experience it.
Do you use a Go Pro on your vacations? Share your stories in the comments!