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A Quick Look At The Nokta / Makro Pulse Dive

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A Quick Look at The Nokta / Makro Pulse Dive

I was fortunate enough to field test a prototype of this amazing device and was immediately impressed by the Pulse Dive’s rugged, professional feel.  The solid “heft” of the device made all other pinpointers I’ve tried feel like flimsy toys.  It’s also a great, practical concept—a waterproof diving detector with a deep 5.5” (14 cm.) coil for that converts in a second to a regular pinpointer.  The Pulse Dive features 5 levels of Sensitivity adjustment, selectable vibration, light and tone alert and can be paired with your headphones via a built-in wireless module.   The production model features yellow detail for easy visibility underwater and comes in a sturdy case.  The Pulse Dive kit includes covers for both coils, holster, lanyard, spare gaskets, charge cord and manual.  There's also a second, louder endcap for land use.  This is an extremely well-thought-out device—great not only as a deep, full featured standard pinpointer  but also for quick area searches of  dwellings, stone walls, enclosed spaces--and even as a security wand.   My tests showed the Pulse Dive to have great sensitivity to small gold—even chains.  It also had nice depth for coin hunting on land.  Picture shows a ’32 cent and '38 nickel—my first two finds pinpointed with the Pulse Dive.   A great addition to any serious inland or shoreline treasure hunter’s kit. 

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Nice report Clive - thanks! What kind of air test depth are you seeing on a nickel?

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I would say in air small tip 4 -5 " large tip 6"+ but one thing that Bill Lahr tells me all the time is that a pulse will go deeper in ground--especially salt. Seems pretty powrfull compared to some of the other PP'ers I've tried especially with the dive coil.  Seems to reach out pretty well on larger targets too.  Really like the sound and in-ground performance. 

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That’s really good actually. I think I will have to have one. I have detected some surf locations where using a scoop and detector was not good yet on my belly with a full size detector got pretty awkward also. Waters edge surf with shallow hard pan type conditions with small deep pockets and crevices. I have found jewelry just hand waving the sand out of the pockets to expose a ring. Be great for those oddball uses and sounds like a great pinpointer in general.

Somebody could make a snap on handle for this thing. Along with the wireless headphone option you would have a detector with a 5” coil. Yup, going to have to do it!

Thanks again for the report Clive!

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Ya, I really like this product too.  These kinds of situations where a perfect signal is wedged in coral or hardpan need this device.   The more I test it the more I see it going deeper in ground.  That down on the belly work is super tough--especially in current. Guy who saw this post on my FB showed me a PP'er with the same extension--he feels for the vibration up the handle.  

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