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    Full wet suit w boots and gloves and 24 lb belt (and mask and snorkel sometimes) with Equinox 800/CTX 3030/Excal II. Lower the tide the better. It really depends on trade-off between where people go and where metal detectorists hunt - there is a sweet spot where people go and where but few detectorists can hunt...BINGO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NowandThenTreasures View Post
    That really depends on the temperature of the water you can withstand, comfortably, and for How Long SAFELY !!

    I live in New England so the water gets pretty chilly here (could be dangerous), for example the first water I entered here in March was 42°........for me, theres no choice.....DRYSUIT !! June, July & August...probably Sept. a wetsuit is very comfortable. There is no ONE suit that is perfect in all conditions, if you want the longest hunting season possible you need BOTH wetsuit(s) and DRYSUIT ! But, hey...thats just me !! Good hunting !
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    As far as detectors go, I see several mentions of Excal II and Equinox 800. I'm just getting started in the hobby and am looking at getting an AT Pro. 10 feet of water seems good enough for me. What's the consensus on this detector nowadays?

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    I use 200 lbs in weight... and go in until my ankles.

    Hard to walk really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silkwire View Post
    As far as detectors go, I see several mentions of Excal II and Equinox 800. I'm just getting started in the hobby and am looking at getting an AT Pro. 10 feet of water seems good enough for me. What's the consensus on this detector nowadays?
    An Equinox is a better detector in every aspect than an AT Pro, especially if you're going into salt water. The Excal is also an excellent salt water machine, but, not a particularly good land machine. In deeper water, it's a must if you want discrimination. The Excal will detect a bit deeper too, if that's important to you. The Nox will find smaller gold and platinum targets that the Excal will miss, such as tiny stud earrings and charms. The Nox is also the lightest of the three.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cudamark View Post
    An Equinox is a better detector in every aspect than an AT Pro, especially if you're going into salt water. The Excal is also an excellent salt water machine, but, not a particularly good land machine. In deeper water, it's a must if you want discrimination. The Excal will detect a bit deeper too, if that's important to you. The Nox will find smaller gold and platinum targets that the Excal will miss, such as tiny stud earrings and charms. The Nox is also the lightest of the three.
    If your settings on your Excalibur are correct, you can detect charms and studs all day long. The only problem is the charms or studs passing through your scoop. It is a Salt Water Detector and can withstand 200 foot depths. I have 2 Excaliburs. The CTX can also be used in Salt Water but you must install the adapters. I prefer to use it on land.
    The AT PRO is a fresh water machine. I have recovered numerous gold rings with the Pro. It will not function as designed in Salt Water. Never mind making adjustments to it. It does not work in Salt Water.
    When you are detecting in water deeper than your waste, and / or the water is not clear, the detector you are using, will be considered a Beep-Dig machine because the screen is in the water. The Excalibur doesn't have a screen. I wear my Excalibur around my waste, so weight is not an issue. Both the Excalibur and Equinox are Minelab machines. When it comes to the best water machine, I would have to go with the Excalibur.
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    I use nothing but the scoop and detector out as deep as I can go. Been at it long enough I dont need weights not even with my winter 7mm suit. I think what you might be thinking thou is ocean hunters with big waves when you asked about snorkeling or scuba.
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