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    kadafy skoal

    Best Deep Water Metal Detector??

    I hope I got the right Forum...

    I was wondering everybodies thoughts on there favorite, most reliable, deep water detector. When I say deep water, I mean about 100'. I looked at the Whites Surf PI PRO. Any input

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    Re: Best Deep Water Metal Detector??

    Hmmm, if the detector contains the word "surf" in the title, I wouldn't be so sure about taking it down "100!

    The Garrett Mark II is known for its reliability, water tight case, reasonable price great Garrett customer service. The AquaPulse is also very reliable, but more expensive.

    Just my 2 cents.


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    Re: Best Deep Water Metal Detector??

    kadafy skoal,

    Welcome to the forum. I currently use the Garrett Sea Hunter Mark II and it is very reliable. Probably the best detector for the price. I considered the Whites Surf PI before I bought my Garrett, absolutely no regrets!

    Good Luck,

    Robert in SC

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    Re: Best Deep Water Metal Detector??

    While I donít use either of the detectors that Tom and Robert recommend, I have seen them (the detectors), in action and they have all produced stunning results. As a matter of fact, I canít say as I have ever heard a negative comment about the ability of any underwater detector being used underwater.
    My personal preference is the MineLab Excalibur 1000 (rated to -200 feet). I have been using it for many years with no problems, and she has paid for herself several times over. Do some comparison shopping at Kellyco.com, and choose your weapon.

    Q

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    Re: Best Deep Water Metal Detector??

    I agree with the minelab 1000.

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    Is it possible to detach the coil from the metal detector, attach a thirty foot long cable to it and to troll it behind a boat? Would the readings register on the meter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alikhan View Post
    Is it possible to detach the coil from the metal detector, attach a thirty foot long cable to it and to troll it behind a boat? Would the readings register on the meter?
    That is a question that you would have to ask the Garrett, Minelab, Aqua Scan, JW Fisher and White's companies! What you are asking for, is a Metal Detector and Magnetometer all in one unit and as far as I know, there is no such system out there that works as both. In reality, if you could detach the coil from the underwater metal detector, have it boat towed underwater some 30 feet behind the boat and have the control unit on board, besides the extra long cabling needed, I believe that the system would require a two-way signal amplifier to boost the signal both ways. If you are looking to locate something on the bottom with a magnetometer, anchor up, then dive down and pinpoint the object and retrieve it, then you don't want to have a system that requires breaking down and modifying with each and every signal detected in the magnetometer mode. Therefore, it would be best to purchase both an underwater metal detector and a boat towed magnetometer!


    Frank

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    JW Fisher has the MDer you are looking for, it is the Pulse 8X. Check them out.
    JW Fishers - Pulse 8x metal detector, underwater,* sonar, magnetometer, rov, video, pinger, cable tracker
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zodiacdiverdave View Post
    JW Fisher has the MDer you are looking for, it is the Pulse 8X. Check them out.
    JW Fishers - Pulse 8x metal detector, underwater,* sonar, magnetometer, rov, video, pinger, cable tracker
    ZDD
    You are right! I just purchased a JW Fishers Pulse 8X from Global Marine Explorations, Inc. and forgot that it is capable of doing both if configured with interchangeable coils and not hard-wired. Mine is hard-wired!


    Frank

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    Aquapulse makes a 15" coil with a kevlar reinforced 20 meter cable for towing behind a boat. I called the tech staff at Aquapulse and they said the 20 meter cable is a low loss cable that won't affect the signal.

    http://www.aquascan.co.uk/AQ1B%20opt...Feb%202013.pdf
    Last edited by Salvor6; Sep 01, 2013 at 09:56 AM. Reason: Added link.

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    I have a TEG that's rated for 1000 feet.Too bad the company doesn't make them anymore.I bought it on ebay years ago for $100.
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    Hi, we are the reps for Aqua Pulse detectors in the US. We do have a 15" coil with a 30 meter kevlar reinforced cable that is made to be towed behind a boat. Most guys build a little PVC sled for it, Salvor 6 has a nice one he might show you if you are interested. More info is available at www.aquapulseusa.com and you can call me directly at the number on that site. The AQ1B is rated to 300 feet and in my opinion is the most durable and sensitive PI unit on the market...I have used them all. Feel free to contact me.

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    I love SCUBA with my Garrett Sea Hunter 2, but will be taking delivery on an AQUASCAN in a few weeks...!
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    It's OK to be disappointed AFTER you dug it - as long as you never forget; that BEFORE you dug it, it had the POTENTIAL to be life changing!

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    Can't wait to see what you find with it BVI - Maybe I should hand deliver it and provide some "on-site" training. :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScubaFinder View Post
    Can't wait to see what you find with it BVI - Maybe I should hand deliver it and provide some "on-site" training. :-)
    I'll chill the beers.....!
    It's OK to be disappointed AFTER you dug it - as long as you never forget; that BEFORE you dug it, it had the POTENTIAL to be life changing!

 

 
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