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    I was there in the military back in the early 90's and didn't care for the island anyway. I wouldn't go back unless I was in a resort. Its a nasty place back inside the island....
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    No dynamite allowed?

    That's just plain stupid.

    Lmao.

    Matt.
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    I have been to Jamaica three times and going back again next month. I never had a problem with the locals, they are pleasant, interesting and helpful. Yes there are some that may take advantage of a foreigner, but that is all over the world that it happens. Just look at our news, I hope you do not think the US is the safest place in the world to walk around in. I know several detectorist that carry protection while out detecting. Yes, I also know detectorist that have been robbed while overseas. It happens. Stay safe, but enjoy life while you can.

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    I think they should combine both post and any add ons and make this a sticky. I'm fine here in the states but how many will not see this and spend the cash..only to find out it was a wasted trip. Thank WW for posting..

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    Quote Originally Posted by OBN View Post
    I think they should combine both post and any add ons and make this a sticky. I'm fine here in the states but how many will not see this and spend the cash..only to find out it was a wasted trip. Thank WW for posting..
    I WAS PLANNING on going back eventually - ive done alright in Jamaica
    just wondering if detecting is completely of limits or just bringing the machines in is
    I could easily have one mailed to guy I work with house down there - IF I'm not gonna get arrested for detecting
    I hit spots that many others have before me and did good - imagine if no one is allowed how it will be in a few yrs
    go down and just bring a rake in the water
    Motto = "I try to hit where others cant or others wont "

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    That just about covers all my inventory.
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    ehhhhh jeeeze
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    I was just looking at the Bahamas customs webpage and there is no mention of metal detectors under prohibited and restricted goods.

    Scott

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    Quote Originally Posted by WaterWalker View Post
    The yellow poster says it all.

    I had made several trips with no problems. NO MORE.
    This month’s trip was going well, fast flow more area, really nice improvements to Sangster International Airport (MBJ). It was big surprise to see so many bags opened for inspection at the new arrival Custom Inspection area. The agents were diligent in doing their job, very professional, polite and explained everything that was to happen. We had to empty one suitcase and put the banded/restricted metal detectors in the one suitcase. The other items from the one suitcase were put into other suitcases so all we had “DETAINED” were our metal detectors and the one suitcase. To retrieve the detained items we had to arrive an hour earlier for our flight home, a week later. We were allowed to put more items into the suitcase with the detectors prior to it being escorted to the ticket counter by two Custom Agents. There documents were signed, baggage check number noted and co-signed by the ticket agent. Back in the USA we collected our bags and headed home with a tale of travel that I just had to pass along. I was given information on who to contact to request a permit, but it would take a minimum of two weeks and probably would not be granted.


    Hey WaterWalker!
    Thank you very much for sharing your experience. I am going to to Jamaica next month (also Montego Bay) and I was wondering if it is worth the risk hiding my small scuba tector in the luggage. How intense are the bag inspections and are you able to 'smuggle' it in. In the worst case scenario, if they really detain your detector, is it certain that you'll get it back? Will they fine you if they discover the detector?

    Thank you very much!

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    Thanks for the heads up, looks like things have gotten more restrictive since I was there a few years back.
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    Sounds like something change since I was there last.

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    Another reason to not go there.

 

 
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