Waterproof items
Get ready for some fun in the pool and beach with essential waterproof accessories. Image Credit: Unsplash/Leo Rivas

Taking personal belongings to the seaside and keeping them dry is a challenge we all have faced at some point in our lives. Whether it's tech gadgets or bags or shoes, you need to ensure that all the items you take to the beach or pool are waterproof. If you’re wondering how to do that, take a look at our list.

From waterproof action cameras to inflatable floats, our list will make your experience in the water safe, memorable and fun. Dive into a swimming pool or swim in the sea with these ultra-cool tech devices and chic items. Get them delivered the very next day with Amazon Prime.

1. Best Camera (Adults): GoPro HERO9 Black 

Pros

  • Excellent picture and video quality
  • Includes advanced video stabilisation
  • Live stream as you shoot
  • Compact and lightweight
  • Fully waterproof

Cons

  • Battery drains very quickly

Shoot stunning videos with up to 5K when you're in the pool or snorkelling in the ocean, without worrying about ruining your camera. The GoPro Hero 9 offers crisp, high-quality photos with its 23.6-megapixel sensor. Use the large rear touch screen for easy framing and intuitive camera control. You can even live stream in 1080p on social media as you shoot!

Bonus: Buy with 0% installments and pay Dh101 for 12 months with select banks.

Warranty: Amazon offers 1-year extended warranty for Dh74 and 2-year extended warranty for Dh105.

2. Best Camera (Children): PROGRACE Children's Camera, Waterproof

Pros

  • Easy for children to use
  • Has a power saving mode for long battery life
  • Durable

Cons

  • Quality of pictures could be better

The PROGRACE Waterproof Digital Video HD Action Camera is a great way to capture your kids’ underwater antics. Gift your children this camera and amuse them with its functionalities. The camera comes with face recognition, time-lapse photos, and a 4x zoom option. The waterproof feature of the camera lets you comfortably make videos 100 feet under the water.

3. Best Speaker: Poolmaster Portable Floating Waterproof Multi-Light Speaker

Pros

  • Easy wireless connection
  • IPX7 rated
  • Ability to answer calls
  • Long battery life

Cons

  • Reviewers say volume is not loud enough

We were taught in science that water is a good conductor of sound. Take your pool party to the next level with this Poolmaster portable floating waterproof speaker. This wireless Bluetooth speaker comes with a multi-light display and is great to listen to your favourite tunes and even answer calls while swimming or floating. All you have to do is pair your speaker to your phone and keep your phone 60 feet away. You can submerge the speaker in up to three feet of water for one hour. From a single charge, the speaker’s battery lasts for 10 hours.

4. Best Headphones: FINIS Duo Underwater Bone Conduction MP3 Player

Pros

  • Large-capacity storage
  • Clear audio
  • Supports different audio formats
  • IPX8 waterproof rating

Cons

  • Works best only when you are fully submerged in the water

Immerse yourself in music underwater without any earbuds. Wear these FINIS Duo Underwater Bone Conduction MP3 Player and listen to high-quality audio of your favourite songs whilst swimming. It is comfortable to wear as the integrated clip design of the device secures it to the straps of your goggles and rests on the cheekbones of your face. The MP3 player can store up to 1,000 songs and has a battery that lasts up to seven hours.

5. Best Floating Table: Polar Whale Floating Food Table

Float this Polar Food Table in the swimming pool and eat to your heart’s content whilst gently swaying with the waves of the water. This is a premium foam, floating, black-and-red refreshment and snack table. It comes with three convenient compartments for snacks and four drink holders. The floating food table is made of dense and durable lightweight foam, with a strong black textured foam top layer for added protection. This food table is sure to impress all your guests at your next pool party.

6. Best Water Shoes: Water Shoes for Pool and Beach

Look trendy and cool with these super comfy, quick-drying shoes that are meant to be worn at the beach and in the swimming pool area. They are made of high-quality materials and are lightweight, flexible and durable. The sole has holes to drain water from and provides better moisture absorption, deodrisation and breathability.

7. Best Bag: Pelican Waterproof Dry Bag 

Stash all your belongings in this Pelican waterproof unisex bag, which comes in a striking terracotta colour. Take it to the beach, swimming pool or out in the rain, and don’t be afraid if the bag gets splashed with water. The bag is made of industrial grade material, and is incredibly sturdy and durable. This 10-litre bag has an adjustable strap, made of fast drying material for easy, comfortable transportation. You can easily fit in your towels, mobile phones, laptop, books and more, for a trip to the beach, thanks to its large capacity.

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