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Old 05-26-2019, 08:07 PM
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If you were staying at the Marriott at KO Olina beach. I know there are 4 lagoons there. But I understand they do not allow metal detecting. Where can you go detecting that is nearby? Beach detecting specifically?

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Old 05-26-2019, 08:26 PM
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If you are a guest I would just go out there and see what they tell you. I would hunt really early at sunrise. Don't ask just do. It's not like you're in a 3rd world country and they can put you in a a jail.

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Old 05-26-2019, 09:32 PM
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You can walk to and hunt Paradise Cove which is behind the Paradise Cove Luau - https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attracti...hu_Hawaii.html . It's a small beach but public and legal to metal detect, also a good place to check out the turtles that hang out inside the cove.

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Old 05-26-2019, 10:02 PM
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If you are a guest I would just go out there and see what they tell you. I would hunt really early at sunrise. Don't ask just do. It's not like you're in a 3rd world country and they can put you in a a jail.
Especially since he ... as a paying guest .... is looking for the ring he lost the night before. Right ?

Also would be fun to take a waterproof handheld pinpointer and poke around underwater @ those lagoons. Who the heck sees or cares what you're doing underwater ?
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Old 05-27-2019, 01:12 PM
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Only the local metal detector dealer is allowed to hunt these lagoons. He belongs to the Ring Finder group. He has returned many rings back to the people staying in the hotels.
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Old 05-27-2019, 01:42 PM
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Only the local metal detector dealer is allowed to hunt these lagoons. He belongs to the Ring Finder group. He has returned many rings back to the people staying in the hotels.
If your refering to Dale he moved to the maniland to be closer to family. His health being the primary reason.
He had a love/hate relationship with Koolina being the only legally allowed person to detect the lagoons but only after someone reported a lost item to security. He'd get called up and they would watch him like a hawk the entire time he was there.
He had an agreement with management that if he did discover something of value that wasn't the intended lost item that after turning it over to security and if no one claimed it after a short time...he'd be allowed to keep it.

Unfortunatley security always found the owners even if their names were never documented as having lost it in the first place
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Old 05-27-2019, 01:51 PM
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At first, my reaction was "The ocean doesn't belong to the property owner... their land ownership does not extend past the high tide line, as per:
http://seagrant.soest.hawaii.edu/public-access-rights/"

But doing some research on Ko Olina, I discovered those four lagoons are MANMADE. They have absolute authority on this... they can make it all off-limits.

Best you find another place to hunt!


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Old 05-27-2019, 01:54 PM
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If I was staying at an exclusive Hawaiian resort as a paying guest, I'd not say dink to nobody and hunt it like Old Mutherhubbard!.....Sure I'd holler out to the cabana boy to bring me a cold beer on the turns, but thats about it...

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Old 05-27-2019, 01:55 PM
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And what was his motivation to work hard to find a lost ring?

Hard to motivate people in a socialist environment, Hawaii, oh yeah.
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Old 05-27-2019, 06:33 PM
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Dale sold his dealership to another person. The new dealer has a very good relationship with the KO Olina security.
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Old 05-28-2019, 05:14 PM
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Interesting. Lol. You would think lagoon 4 would be huntable. As there does not seem to be a resort on top of it. But. Guess not eh.

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Old 05-28-2019, 05:27 PM
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Watch out for the tiger sharks.
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