Published on June 17th, 2020 | by Thomas Quarry


Equipment for Underwater Metal Detecting for Shipwreck Treasure

As kids, many of us played pirates and pretended to be on a mission to explore the jungle or ocean depths looking for a treasure. For most adults, though, it remained to be just some kind of childhood fantasy that we revive through enjoying the movies like Pirates of the Caribbean.

However, some people decided to try their luck as adults and turn their childhood fantasies in reality. And believe it or not, sometimes they are successful. You might think it is a joke, but in this text, we are going to talk about the underwater treasure hunt and equipment necessary for it. Keep on reading, and you will make sure it is a real thing.

Many people already involved are trying to make a career out of it, while others do it for the sake of fun and adventure. Whatever is the reason, they all know that they have to keep up with technological progress to be successful in their activities.

This means that if you want to get involved in this industry, you should be aware of what tools you need, continuously improve your skills, and have top-notch equipment. But what kind of stuff is necessary for exploring the water depths when you are searching for treasure?

Today we are focusing on one of the essential things — adequate tools for metal detecting that are must-haves when you are embarking on this kind of adventure. Let’s go!

Tools for Metal Detecting

The first thing you need to know when you are getting started with exploring the waters is what kind of underwater metal detector, as well as other metal detecting accessories, you need. An essential piece of information for metal detecting amateurs is that the best way is to do it remotely by using a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) or drone metal detectors.

However, choosing the most appropriate gadgets and tools for metal detecting isn’t an easy job, especially for novices. You have to know precisely what you want to achieve, what features are essential for your venture, and so on. Moreover, this is pretty pricey equipment, so you have to set priorities to plan the budget for metal detecting activities.

Before we go on, we would like to tell you that if you are wondering where to go metal detecting, you can visit some of the metal detecting clubs to get all the information you need.

Features to Consider

When looking for the best metal detector, people are often confused about the differences between various models because they all appear to be pretty similar. The main feature that differentiates them is how deep they can go underwater.

For example, a submersible machine can reach up to 9 feet underwater. This device can also be used to explore the sand, wet ground, and so on, but it is specially designed for underwater exploration. Others, known as seashore machines, can go to a certain depth in the water, and this varies. They are working better when used for metal detecting in the sand or another type of soil.

It is also necessary to know that these metal detecting devices come equipped with combustion engines that ensure their functioning, and they have lots of different options. Some boast super high-resolution cameras, others — mechanical arms for manipulation, and so on.

We will now take a look at some metal detecting tools that we selected for you based on their usability, price, and quality.

Gadgets and Tools for Metal Detecting

Garrett Sea Hunter Mark 2

It is one of the best waterproof metal detector models and, at the same time, one of the most expensive ones. Professionals say that it works wonderfully as a surf hunting and treasure diving tool. Unlike many other models, this one isn’t bothered by saltwater, so you can use it while exploring oceans as well as lakes and rivers. It was tested on the ground and proved to work well. Versatility, along with high quality, is one of the main reasons why this device is so popular despite the super hefty price tag. On the downside, it is a heavy machine without pinpoint mode and flashlight.

Whites MX Sport

If you are looking for metal detecting devices that have lots of cool features, then this is the perfect model for you. It comes with a salt tracking system that is designed to determine the level of salt in the ground, telescopic shaft, pinpoint mode, 6 search modes, and so on. The fantastic thing about this machine is that the batteries can last up to 20 hours. Whether you are exploring the beach or the water, this tool guarantees not to let you down. The main problem is that there are a lot of things you need to do manually, so it is isn’t the right device for beginners.

RMD-1 Metal Detector

This machine works when attached to ROVs; such are SeaLion-2, SeaOtter-2, and other models as well. It can also be connected to devices that are designed to be towed underwater. This device is effective in detecting metals that contain iron and those that don’t. It is also doesn’t get ‘confused’ by minerals in the sea.


As you can see, there are a lot of things to figure out before choosing metal detecting tools. We selected just a few in this text to give you some ideas on what you should look for and how they are working in general. However, there are many other fantastic models, and if you are planning to get involved in the treasure hunting adventure, we recommend you get as much information as you can. Have you ever tried to use some of these devices? Do you think it is possible to find treasure in the oceans.

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About the Author

is a data scientist, writer and blogger from Boston. While in college, he became interested in different phenomena in people's behavior, and what particularly caught his attention was adventure-seeking. Thomas writes about different kinds of journeys, and treasure hunting is his main business. He is looking for precious metals, both underwater and on the ground.

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