1 – Fisher F22 Weatherproof Metal Detector with Submersible Search Coil
The F22 Weatherproof Metal Detector is a good entry-level detector that offers a number of useful features. The waterproofing of the control box is limited and it cannot be submerged without doing major damage. However, the actual detecting coil is fully submersible up to 10’ of water.
The powerful 9” triangulation concentric elliptical search coil is capable of detecting metals that are buried up 9” in depth (in optimal conditions). There four fully programmable notification tones that are operator controlled and fully customizable. The large LCD display (not back-lit) has an over-sized 2 digit target ID (0-99).
It is made of all lightweight materials and it comes in at a mere 2.3 pounds to make it so that it is easy to carry with one hand. The display also features an iron detection indicator so that the operator can avoid wasting effort on something that has zero value.
2 – Garrett AT Pro Metal Detector
The Garrett AT Pro Metal Detector is a professional level metal detector that puts the power and technology in the hands of the treasure hunter. The ultra light weight construction makes it easier to be carried for long stretches. The control box housing is weatherproof and features a large multi-color LCD display. It has a large two-digit target ID to make it easy to discriminate between treasure and trash.
You can select between standard, professional modes with unique tones that make it easier to discriminate between good and bad targets. The ultra-high frequencies (15 kHz) that it operates to make it optimal for detecting smaller objects including; gold nuggets and pieces of jewelry. The Garrett AT Pro is fully submersible and functional to a depth of 10’. The length is adjustable between 42” to 51” and weighs just 3.03 pounds, which makes it easy to carry for long periods of time.
3 – Garrett AT PRO Metal Detector with Pro-Pointer AT Underwater Pinpointer
The Garrett AT Pro Metal Detector with Pro-Pointer is a powerful bundle that includes both a high-quality metal detector and an underwater laser pointer for finding objects underwater. The package includes the batteries for the detector, pinpointer and a set of land headphones (waterproof headphones are sold separately).
The Garrett AT Pro Metal Detector is weatherproof and submersible to 10’ of water. The control box includes a large multi-color LCD display that includes a two-digit target ID that helps to distinguish between good targets and bad ones. It is capable of detecting objects to a depth of 10” which is indicated on the display panel.
The 15 kHz high frequency at which it operates makes it perfect for finding smaller metal objects including jewelry, coins, and even gold nuggets. The weatherproofing makes it a great choice for all-terrain and multipurpose detecting.
4 – Garrett ATX Pulse Induction Military Grade Metal Detector
The Garrett ATX Pulse Induction Military Grade Metal Detector is a compact and powerful metal detector that was designed to meet military standards (mil-specs). It was constructed from high-strength and lightweight fiberglass and high-impact ABS plastic. The pole is fully telescoping and collapsable.
The simple operator panel feature a few simple indicator lights and has several also includes several buttons for changing the settings. The detector coil is hinged and multi positioned at the end of the telescoping pole. The rugged design makes it a perfect choice for it to be used on all different terrains, including damp and even in water.
The package includes several different accessories including two battery packs (each holds four rechargeable batteries), an eight-position battery charger, padded shoulder strap and a soft-sided carrying pouch with a large zipper. The package also includes land only set of headphones that plug directly into the detector. There is also an available waterproof set of headphones that can be purchased for a nominal charge.
5 – Fisher CZ21-8 Underwater Metal Detector
The Fisher CZ21-8 Underwater Metal Detector is designed for both land and underwater detecting. The heavy-duty construction is both durable and lightweight so that it can easily be carried for long distances and also can be used while driving. It is fully waterproof down to a depth of 250 feet and it can be used in both freshwater and saltwater. It can be fitted with either an 8” or 10” detector coil and it can be used effectively even in heavily mineralized soil.
It features 3-tone alerts that can be customized in order to more easily discern between the objects being detected. It also can boost the signal when the detection is very faint as to make it more clear to hear. It is capable of finding larger and smaller objects depending on which frequency setting you select (5 kHz or 15 kHz). All of the settings are controlled manually using analog-style switches.
6 – Minelab Excalibur II 1000 Underwater Metal Detector
The Minelab Excalibur II 1000 Underwater Metal Detector is a high-end underwater metal detector that can be used in both saltwater and freshwater. It is made of both lightweight and strong materials that mean that it can be carried for long distances. It features a pair of interchangeable (8” and 10” round) skid plates that are designed to protect the coil. It is also fully waterproof down to a depth of 200”.
The controls are easy to operate and are manually switched in order to make necessary. The kit comes with a waterproof rechargeable battery pack. You either use the NiMH battery pack 13V 1000 mAh or you can also use the correct standard alkaline battery pack (not included). It weighs in at 4.6 pounds with the 8” coil skid-plate and 5.1 pounds with the 10” skid plate and the weight includes the weight of the battery.
7 – Garrett Sea Hunter Mark II w/ Underwater Garrett Pro Pointer AT
Garrett Sea Hunter Mark II w/ Underwater Metal Detectors is a fully submersible detector that can be used both in saltwater as well as freshwater diving. It features an 8” skid plate that protects the main search coil from any serious damage will diving. All of the controls are all analog and can be easily be manipulated to change your diving characteristics.
The control housing is sealed which allows it to be used in the water at a depth of 200’. The included headphones are waterproof and plug directly to into the unit and the other set of headphones are a standard type and there would be a nominal charge.