Best Waterproof Drones and Splash Resistant Quadcopters For Sale

11 Best Water Proof Drones for Personal & Professional Use

Drones are incredibly powerful tools, but many are unfortunately quite susceptible to the elements; whether wind, rain, snow, or sleet, many drones must stay inside if there are clouds in the sky. For many water enthusiasts, fans of fishing, surfing, or lake activities, this can be somewhat limiting.

In recent years, more and more drone companies have pushed drone tech towards weather resistance, and while some top-end drones such as the DJI Spark or DJI Matrice may be water resistant, that is not quite the same as being fully waterproof.

Several drone companies saw the demand for waterproof drones and began producing completely waterproof drones. These quadcopters and hexacopters were created to survive the rains, the seas, and to go places where once it would have been too risky for a drone to fly, making them the perfect additions to any hobbyist or professional drone fleet.


Swellpro Splash Drone 3 4k

Swellpro Splash Drone 3 4k

The premier fishing drone, Swellpro Splash Drone 3 was the first all-weather, waterproof drone created. The pinnacle of its class, this amphibious UAV comes stocked with a high-quality camera.

 

With a max range of half a mile and the ability to haul a two-pound payload, this drone was created to safely fly over or even land in water. The Splash Drone 3 is, without doubt, one of the very best and most reasonably priced commercial waterproof camera drone on the market.

Features

  • Able to catch and carry small fish
  • Auto payload release for fish
  • 20-minute flight time
  • Waterproof 4k camera
  • Retractable landing gear


Quad H20 RTF

Quad H20 RTF

One of the more powerful waterproof drones on our list, the QuadH20 comes stocked with all the bells and whistles you might want from a waterproof UAV.

 

If you wish to build it yourself or to make modifications, the QuadH20 can also come in kit form, allowing you to customize it to your specific needs. This waterproof camera drone can be built to the specification of any fisherman or ocean cinematographer.

Features:

  • 10-minute flight time
  • Carry capacity for FPV Camera or GoPro
  • Range of a half mile
  • Intelligent flight design
  • Lightweight sturdy frame


HexH2O Pro V2 RTF

HexH2O Pro V2 RTF

From the creators of the QuadH2O above, the new, folding hexacopter, HexH2O Pro V2 is probably the most capable drone on our list. With a built in 4k camera, this waterproof hexacopter is made for professionals.

Like the QuadH20, the Hex can come in kit form or be further customized to suit one’s requirements, making the Hex H20 Pro V2 RTF one of the best waterproof drones money can buy.

This hexacopter drone is fast and agile, the ideal machine for any person who wants to film over water or drone-fish.

Features:

  • Created out of many DJI components
  • RTF comes with powerful Zenmuse X3 4k camera
  • Ability to land on or take off from water
  • 25-minute flight time


SARA H20 RTF

SARA H20 RTF

The premier oceanography search and rescue drone, the Sara H20 RTF takes many of the HexH20 Pro’s features, but industrializes them in order to help save lives. This waterproof hexacopter for sale is one of the strongest ever built.

Weather-resistant, it’s smart tech lets an operator toggle between live feed and thermal video cameras. Ideal for the coastguard or military, this specialized waterproof drone is a considerable step forward in rescue technology.

Features:

  • 30-minute flight time
  • 4k GoPro
  • Range of a mile
  • Top speed of 35mph
  • Stocked with the incredibly powerful Flir Vue


Goolsky Q353 Triphibian Quadcopter

Goolsky Q353 Triphibian Quadcopter

Weighing less than a pound, the Q353 Triphibian Goolsky Quadcopter comes RTF. Fun to fly, easy to carry, this inexpensive waterproof drone is perfect for hobbyists. With flashing LED lights, you can’t miss it during early-morning or late-night flights.

Features:

  • 7-minute flight time
  • Can be fully submerged
  • High visibility LEDs
  • Water takeoffs
  • Water landings


JJRC Waterproof Drone

JJRC Waterproof Drone

The JJRC is another reasonably priced waterproof drone that comes RTF out of the box and is a blast to fly. Jammed with features, the JJRC has everything a beginning drone pilot could want. Fly in the rain or over the ocean, regardless of weather. This is one of the best quadcopters on the market.

Features:

  • Aerial stunt capabilities
  • Headless mode
  • One key return
  • 10-minute flight time
  • Top speed of 10mph
  • Range of 250-feet


Braha Aqua RC Quadcopter

Braha Aqua RC Quadcopter

Aqua RC by Braha weighs less than two pounds and is the perfect device whether you’re indoors or outdoors. Fun and responsive, the Braha Aqua is a cheap and unassuming learning quadcopter.

This waterproof drone is not stocked with all the bells and whistles but is made for someone who simply wants to enjoy flying their drone without fear of getting it wet. If you want an introductory drone and do not want to spend a fortune, the Aqua is one of the best remote controlled drones for beginners.

Features:

  • 10-minute flight time
  • Easy to learn flight mechanics
  • Simple but sturdy frame


Parrot Hydrofoil MiniDrone

Parrot Hydrofoil MiniDrone

The Parrot Hydrofoil Mini-Cameradrone is affordable, high quality, and fun to fly. Weighing just a half pound, it may not be powerful enough to go fully submersible like this waterproof drone, but it does boast an impressive capability to cost ratio.

With quick recharge times, this mini-camera drone boasts surprising power for such a small device. The Parrot Hydrofoil lets you choose whether you want to zip on or over the water.

Features:

  • Flight mode
  • Aquatic mode
  • 480×640 minicamera
  • 10-minute flight time
  • Hydrodynamic hull with streamlined foils


GPTOYS H2O Aviax RTF Waterproof Drone

GPTOYS H2O Aviax RTF Waterproof Drone

This toy drone is fully waterproof is a blast to fly and film. This diminutive flyer is small enough where you do not need to worry about the FAA’s drone flying rules.

The GPTOYS H20 Aviax drone is a rugged quadcopter able to take a beating, making it an ideal introductory waterproof drone for kids who want to learn how to pilot and film.

Features

  • Hand launch capable
  • Built-in minicamera
  • Dive into to six-inches of water and fly out
  • Weather resistant, tough frame


Middax F51 Waterproof Aquadrone

Middax F51 Waterproof Aquadrone

The Middax F51 Waterproof Aquadrone is another popular mini-drone that comes stocked and loaded with neat features. This water-resistant drone makes the perfect gift or first-time drone for the aspiring drone pilot. Sink your teeth in, become a pro on the Middax F51, and then start upgrading to more powerful drones.

Features:

  • 10-minute flight time
  • Built-in camera
  • Headless mode
  • One key return
  • Precise controls


Gool RC T16

Gool RC T16

The Gool RC T16 is suited for either indoor or outdoor flight and manages a perfect blend of affordability and capability.  Gool RC T16 is responsive and possesses several impressive features for a drone that costs so little. Be careful; if you get this for your son or daughter as a gift, they will be hooked before you can say go.

Features:

  • 8-minute flight time
  • 10mph top speed
  • Impact-resistant body
  • Failsafe system
  • Sturdy waterproof frame


Conclusion

Waterproof drones have changed the drone game and make an excellent foray into the world of UAVs. As technology continues to improve, these drones can become even better; they’ll fly longer, carry more, and be even more damage resistant.

With this progress, the possible applications for waterproof drones will continue to grow. If these have piqued your interest but you wish for something slightly different, be sure to check out our best commercial drones of 2018.