I think I will need to find a detector club or something to start to meet people. We have a magazine over here called gold gem and treasure which I have written a few articles for- the goldfields in the outback are pretty tough from what I hear and it's real hot- but yeah people are finding gold. I would love to learn about underwater gold hunting- I am not sure about the laws on Dredging over here but I would love to meet people who do this while scuba diving. I have two underwater detectors (minelab and whites) and I am a water-boy so it would suit me better. What type of dredging do you do- creek?