While a lot of new phones claim to be water resistant, it’s not worth taking any chances when you go on a cruise. The iPhone X series should be okay in up to three feet of water for around 30 minutes as its rated IP67. However, if you’re planning on doing any snorkeling or diving on your upcoming cruise, you’ll want something that offers a bit more protection.
Harsh weather conditions and humidity can also wreak havoc on electronics. For example, travelers with older phones who plan to visit rainforest destinations could benefit from a waterproof case as well. Here’s a look at some waterproof phone cases you need to consider for your next cruise.
Waterproof 'Dry Bag' Cases
A number of manufacturers sell phone cases that are essentially a dry bag for your phone rather than a fitted case. They are inexpensive and ideal for boat excursions and adventure activities like cave tubing. They come with a lanyard so you can put one around your neck and not risk dropping your phone while getting on or off the boat. They also work great for excursions involving mud or dirt. If you are visiting a desert or going in a buggy, this is a low-cost option to keep the elements from destroying your phone.
The AxisGO Waterproof iPhone case can protect your phone from more than just getting wet. It’s designed to protect your phone from the harshest of weather conditions. It’s rated to 33 feet, which means you can do shallow dives with it. AxisGO sells a variety of accessories, including a pistol-grip mount, filters and interchangeable lens ports like a 6” inch dome. If you’re into adventure watersports, this is the case to check out.
Haweel Underwater Housing Case
If you’re looking for a way to take your iPhone on a deeper dive, Haweel makes a waterproof phone case for use at depths of up to 130 feet. Your phone becomes a bit like an action-cam when popped in the case, as some features are not available. You can still use both the front and back cameras and obtain clear photos without reflection. However, standard phone functions like browsing the web or making a phone call are not available, so this is not an ideal case for everyday use.
Travelers who would prefer to just bring one case and not have to remember to switch back and forth should consider purchasing a Lifeproof case. Lifeproof cases are available for a number of different iPhone and Samsung models in a variety of fun colors. These are submergible at up to 6.6 feet for one hour, and it will guard against dust, ice, snow and dirt.