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Old 12-31-2017, 08:48 PM
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I dive, a lot. And one of my favorite things to dive is wrecks. I searched and didnt find anything specific here but im looking for a detector to take wreck-diving. Probably 30-50’ depth max. I saw the AT is “waterproof,” but to 10ft? That wont help. What are my options? Id prefer not to spend $1400 on an excal - thats as expensive as a new diving kit! Thanks for any help. Lots of OLD wrecks here. Could be really interesting and i know zero about diving-detectors.

Edit: forgot to mention, salt water only, rocky/sandy bottom w excellent visibility.
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Have a look at this, might be of interest:
https://www.deteknix.com/product/scuba-tector-xpointer/

I have one, use it snorkelling and works well. Depth isn't great but suits me. There are plenty of YouTube videos on it as well (Deteknix Scuba Tector / Quest Scuba Tector, it's the same machine, the company had to rename due to some legal issue or other)

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Originally Posted by SirFrancesDrake View post
I dive, a lot. And one of my favorite things to dive is wrecks. I searched and didnt find anything specific here but im looking for a detector to take wreck-diving. Probably 30-50’ depth max. I saw the AT is “waterproof,” but to 10ft? That wont help. What are my options? Id prefer not to spend $1400 on an excal - thats as expensive as a new diving kit! Thanks for any help. Lots of OLD wrecks here. Could be really interesting and i know zero about diving-detectors.

Edit: forgot to mention, salt water only, rocky/sandy bottom w excellent visibility.
If it is salt water you will want a multifrequency or a Pulse induction (PI) to handle the salt minerals. Here is an article I wrote on it. https://www.bigboyshobbies.net/blog/...tor-do-i-need/

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Thank you everyone. Great info and thanks for many PMs with info as well. Im digging into the options. A machine thats is good to 30-50ft is OK. But there must be some that you dont need to worry about at all at depth. Imagine detecting a 130’ deep wreck. Granted, you only get 15min or so 😂 maybe thats why people just use submarine drones!
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Fisher CZ21 is good to go over 200ft down, is built tough, and would be my choice.

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Originally Posted by SirFrancesDrake View post
I dive, a lot. And one of my favorite things to dive is wrecks. I searched and didnt find anything specific here but im looking for a detector to take wreck-diving. Probably 30-50’ depth max. I saw the AT is “waterproof,” but to 10ft? That wont help. What are my options? Id prefer not to spend $1400 on an excal - thats as expensive as a new diving kit! Thanks for any help. Lots of OLD wrecks here. Could be really interesting and i know zero about diving-detectors.

Edit: forgot to mention, salt water only, rocky/sandy bottom w excellent visibility.
Tesoro sand shark or Garrett sea hunter.......
Both are pulse machines that are dive rated and around $600

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It really depends on the depth of the sand and how much iron you think is in the area. A PI machine that is rated for diving would be a great choice in salt water, if not much iron is around unless you are also looking for artifacts like cannon balls.

I use a Fisher CZ-21. Rated to 250' deep and is a great machine. It will not get the detecting depth as a PI machine but it will discriminate.

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