Hello Steve and other forum members.
My name if Jeff and I am new to this forum. I have been a wet sand beach hunter here in So. Cal. for many years. I even make it out to the desert to do a little nugget shooting once in a while.
Now....I know this topic has been rehashed several times, but a new mid range ($1000 -$1200) Water Proof PI is needed. I currently use a Whites Surf PI and Excal for most of my beach hunting, but would love to see a water proof TDI or something waterproof new from Fisher.
When is this going to happen???? Great Forum Steve !!!!
By Steve Herschbach
The Minelab Excalibur may be the most popular detector made for underwater detecting. This video has some excellent underwater footage of gold ring recoveries with mask and snorkel to give you a feel for this type of detecting. Right up there with nugget detecting as far as I am concerned - there is nothing like seeing that gleam of gold appear!
Have a question.....
I've taken up scuba diving and plan on doing some diving and detecting in Hawaii. I currently have a Whites Dual Field PI and just acquired a CTX 3030. Understanding that the 3030 is rated to only 10 feet and the DFPI hits on the lava, would an excal II be a wise investment? Can you notch out the lava with it?
Any insight or advice would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you and happy holidays!
Here's two recent beach finds...
The ring is platinum (3.9gr) with diamonds and the earring is 22K (5.0gr) with sapphire and moonstone.