Post By looknforgold
May 12, 2012, 04:36 PM
First Salt Water Trip....Cozumel
Had a chance to try salt water detecting while on vacation and I must admit, it's the BOMB! I can see why you guys and gals love doing it. digging the sand is easy compared to dirt and even though I didn't find gold this trip I'll have another chance before the year is over. I didn't have the chance to hunt or time where I wanted because of the boss, but I did wear out our Resort's Beach and Shallow Waters (about 20 x 75 yards).
I was using a Tesoro Sand Shark and it performed pretty well considering I'm a land guy (Oklahoma). it was a blast and I can't wait to do it again, it was such a rush every time I scooped that sand....... "it was awesome waiting to see what was in that scoop". I managed to find a few things....1 .925 Silver ring and a Ladies watch (YESS) among a bunch of coins and some ear rings and some cosmetic jewelry. Thanks for looking, LFG
May 12, 2012, 04:42 PM
That knife looks just like a Boker Titan II my sister gave me. Mine is in considerably better condition, though.
Nice finds ... sounds like a GREAT vacation. HH
"A man who has lived in many places is not likely to be deceived by the local errors of his native village; the scholar has lived in many times and is therefore in some degree immune from the great cataract of nonsense that pours from the press and the microphone of his own age."
~ C.S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory
“Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge?
Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?”
~ T.S. Eliot, The Rock
May 12, 2012, 05:21 PM
Very nice finds, lfg!
Beach hunting is lots of fun; I would also like to do more dirt detecting and maybe find some coins in great condition instead of pitted from the salt water and sand.
May 12, 2012, 06:11 PM
"Casper" - coincidence -check it out - (someone changed it but it used to say "Master of the Treasure" - instead of Treasurer... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casper_(name)
Motto = "I try to hit where others cant or others wont "
May 12, 2012, 06:20 PM
WARNING! Beach detecting can be very addicting! Once you're hooked the desire never goes away.......
Glad you had a nice trip and enjoyed the beach/water hunting so much. I see many beach finds in your future!
"Treasure is wherever it can be found."
May 12, 2012, 07:11 PM
Was there any issue with Metal detecting there?
May 12, 2012, 11:07 PM
No, I packed my unit in my carry on with the manual and the rods in my checked luggage. once I hit the Hotel, I mentioned to the front desk clerk I brought my detector and I was wanting to hunt the beach... he said go ahead, have fun, hope you find your treasure. my take? they don't care unless you decide to dig up their property. the water is a non restricted area anyways unless it's in the national park there. these resort people just want your business this time of year due to the low season.... HH, LFG
Originally Posted by ATPRoDon
The Beach Security guy even helped me dig a coin once.. I put the headphone's on his head so he could hear the target, he loved it, asked how much they cost.... then he ran, LOL
Also, Thanks Folks, LFG
Last edited by looknforgold; May 12, 2012 at 11:13 PM.
May 13, 2012, 12:37 AM
It is always fun to go on trips and try to find items on the beach. I have been several times to Cozumel and detected.
May 13, 2012, 08:58 PM
Salt water is where its at!! Ya just have to get your coil over it. Nice finds.
May 14, 2012, 06:00 AM
One third jewelry of the World are under sand so far
Silver= 8 pieces
Gold= 2 Rings
May 14, 2012, 10:59 AM
I love detecting the water but relic hunting is lots more interesting.
May 14, 2012, 01:32 PM
Looks like you had a lot of fun ..... nice finds
May 14, 2012, 09:14 PM
Sounds like a great vacation with benefits!!
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