Under the deep blue waters, or the murky waters or even the dam water lays a pot of gold for metal hunters. Most of which do not know, but given the right equipment, this should be a walk in the park, or rather let’s say a dive in the water. Many might wonder what kind of metal or treasure might be found underwater? Well, there are many minerals that lay on the bed of many water pools, rivers, oceans or lakes. Most ancient civilizations used water as a means of transport and had some bad luck crossing the waters and lost a lot of their precious stones and metals in there. If you might consider it robbing the older or ancient civilization or not, however you put it, there is definitely some metal, relic or a pot of gold underwater.
So, how do you end up harvesting the stuff (metal/relics) underwater? Having a metal detector that is customized for underwater harvesting is a great way to ensure that you never miss a thing. Well, also depending on your level of experience in metal detecting, you need to look for a device that is custom made to suit your specific level. Some underground metal detectors are custom made for the open sea. These metal detectors are specially designed to detect metallic substance at close range under the sea. When choosing a location, it is important you select the most visited location to increase the odds of finding valuable objects and treasures.
There are typically two types of underwater detectors for both beginners and experienced metal and treasure hunters:
Sand, wet salt and soil minerals do not affect pulse induction metal detectors. These detectors are sensitive to precious metals and work by transmitting electronic pulses in the ground. Pulse induction metal detectors are best suited for use in saltwater and for diving. They are very effective when it comes to deep waters. However, this metal detector does not have the capability to separate trash from useless objects and might be sometimes misleading.
These underwater metal detectors operate in the 3-30 kHz frequency and are highly sensitive to metallic objects, such as jewelry and valuable coins. These detectors are proficient in separating junk metals from other relevant metals. However, the metal detector is often affected by minerals found in the field because of its high level of sensitivity. Users are advised to adjust the ground balance control to improve performance.
Is the underwater detector your typical metal detector? Well, in some aspect they are pretty much the same since they actually deliver the same task, get you the metal you want, but still not the same. They have some various differences in their structure, and the fact that they are used underwater draws the line.
Still wondering why you should invest in an underwater detector? Here are a few differences that separate the two:
When it comes to hunting for metals or rather precious metals, you need to identify the best spots that you could have higher chances of having your harvest. Areas that have a lot of activities are a great target and are highly recommended.
These areas would include surfing areas, docks, beach areas, diving holes or piers. Places where there is a diving board also makes it very ideal for metal detection since many pieces are generally lost in saturated areas where there are a lot of activities. Areas that have fewer people should be given less priority on the other hand.
Most brands available in the market that produces metal detecting devices have the underwater metal detector to their name. They vary in the strengths and extent of use when compared to one another and they might have almost the same features when it comes to actual performance.
So then, how will you arrive at your ideal brand if they function pretty much the same? Well, presentation is very ideal. By the first impression, how do you like a product? Is it appealing for you to even what to go with it under the water?
Another factor to consider what brand to go for is their warranty offers. Warranties less than two years might not be a great option. It would be advisable to go for a product that has two years and above of warranty coverage.
Finally, have you used the product before, or the same line of product before and what was the experience? If you have a specific metal detector brand in mind, then, go for it. Though if you are still torn, you could try to assess the metal detectors you have used before and assess the quality they offered. If they were great, it would be a great recommendation to go for the same brand.
While buying your metal detector, it is very important to know if the machine will work for you. What conditions are you subjecting it to? You need to know whether you will be hunting in salt waters or will you be going in fresh waters. This comes in handy when also separating the detectors that work on land too.
If you are hunting in salt waters, you then need to go for the pulse induction metal detector. You could still use a Very Low-Frequency Metal Detector but ensure that you lock it at the salt water mode.
The depth also is a great consideration. This affects the function of the underwater detector in that you should ensure that the detector bought can withstand the depths of the water you intend to dive into. Appropriate gear also is highly recommended so as to have the best scuba detecting experience.
Scuba detecting can be a challenging yet thrilling experience. Here are a few devices that will make underwater detecting a more enjoyable experience:
Taking into consideration the factors above, you should have fun when you are searching for your hidden treasure under water. These are a couple of factors you should keep in mind while investing your hard earned cash and time in a quality underwater metal detector. Ensure that you purchase a reputable product that will not end up being a burden for you in the long run. You would not want to be always returning the product after every two uses. Other than that, good luck in your treasure hunt!
This device is recommended for beach hunting shallow water or lake hunting and surfing or diving. It is submersible in water to a depth of 250 feet. The Fisher Metal Detector can work in both fresh and salty water, it is a Pulse induction technology machine that works on dual frequency and that is 5 kHz and 15 kHz. In this respect, it has a Fourier domain signal analysis feature. The 8”*10” search coil really outdoes itself
The detector uses microprocessor technology to provide amazing water and land specs. It has an 8” open-faced concentric search coil which is suitable for both coin and relic hunting just like any other land use detector. The coil on this model can be interchanged with 7” and 10” which is really good to know. Tesoro Shark works at a frequency of 12.5 kHz. It is waterproof up to 200ft thereby allowing its use by divers and surfers. For diving, the center pole will just be removed and voila! No need for buying another pole.
Garrett Infinium is sold as a waterproof device that works well in beaches and shallow waters and for depths of up to 200ft when using submersible headphones. The device sports a 10”*14” DD submersible search coil. The purchase includes two alkaline AA batteries and headphones for use on land. It also has an instructional DVD to make your work of learning easier.
Minelab Excalibur uses a unique Broad Band Spectrum technology (BBS) which works at frequencies ranging from 1.5 kHz to 25.5 kHz. It is considered as an amphibious machine owing to the fact that it is ideal for both water and land. It can be used in salty water thanks to a superior ground rejecting feature and underwater depths of up to 200ft deep. It can also work for the wet sand and beach because of the ground cancelling; forget about ground mineral content.