Shallow water treasure hunting is adventurous and exciting because you have to dive underwater to find valuable things such as rings, coins, and other significant objects. In addition, treasures lost on the beach roll out with the tide and go down the underwater. In fact, it can be profitable as you can sell the items you found under the water.
But, you must remember that the types of things you will find underwater depends on the region, the amount of traffic to the area and its geographic history. For instance – if you go to east coast shorelines and lakes, you will probably find war relics and coins. On the other hand, if you go to the southern coastline, you will get Spanish gold and silver coins. In that case, you have to use the metal detector effectively to find treasures. However, it is not as simple as it looks.
Sometimes, you need to utilize the metal detector while keeping your head above the water. In some cases, you might walk and use the detector and even you might need to wade and find treasures underwater. So, in this article, we are going to talk about how you can use the metal detector underwater effectively to ensure your detective mission is a success. Put your sleeves up and read the article carefully.
First of all, we would like to tell you about the things you can find under six feet of water:
- Gold and diamond rings
- Gold and silver necklaces, watches, and bracelets
- Spanish gold and silver coins
- Civil war uniform buttons
- Gemstone-mounted religious medallions
How to use underwater metal detector effectively?
The perfect time to find valuable objects in shallow water is when there is low tide. Now, in shallow water, you have to work with the tide always. The thing is if you go with the current of the water, you will end knowing the direction of the movement of the sands accurately. In that case, you will have a good idea of where the metals are stuck underwater. Also, if you see a spin in the current, then the sand is located there. Ultimately, you will have the opportunity to find precious objects including gold rings or coins.
Some underwater detectorists think that nighttime is a good time for detecting as you won’t find any crowd in the night. But honestly speaking, if you think that way, you are making a mistake. The best time for detecting underwater is the daytime because everything will be clearly visible during the daytime. You can even put aside the junk items from treasures. So, without a doubt, diving underwater on daytime is much more effective than diving on night time.
There is a confusion as to how much deep you should go under the water for detecting purpose. Well, you don’t have to go 100 feet under the water to find valuable objects. You don’t have to know scuba diving as well. In that case, the ideal measurement for underwater detecting is from one to six feet.
When going for underwater metal detecting mission, you should take waterproof metal detector VLF (very low frequency) for fresh water. For saltwater, you can take a pulse induction model. As for digging targets, you can take a long-handed or looped scoop. Also, you should take a floating screen for shifting out treasures.
So, this is how you should do underwater metal detecting to find precious metals or valuable objects. Let us know your thoughts by commenting below.