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What should I get for a metal detector?

Discussion in 'Underwater Treasures' started by Bent Benny, Aug 5, 2018.

  1. GaMatt72

    GaMatt72 Angel Fish

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    I think he did until he figured out what works. And also took 1 way to deep to see when the pressure would crack the screen. Ever since I re did my orings on mine I haven't had a issue. I did drown mine 1 time. But it was a fast fix by MineLab. I now just use my Equinox 800 in the water. When i start scuba diving I will pick up another Excalibur.
     
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  2. Geobound

    Geobound Nassau Grouper

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    That's good that Minelab fixed it for you.......well depending on the price of course.

    I love my CTX but haven't taken it past the 10'.......well okay maybe a little, but not too deep. :)

    The Nox is a great machine, I was fortunate to be at the launch in the UK last September and gave it a quick spin.

    Have you seen the new machines that Makro/Nokta have come out with. Could be interesting. :thumb:
     
  3. GaMatt72

    GaMatt72 Angel Fish

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    Only thing I had to pay was shipping yo them. Mine drown in 3 feet of water.
     
  4. American Digger In Europe

    American Digger In Europe Angel Fish

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    It's still not a bad deal for an Excal I !
     
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  5. American Digger In Europe

    American Digger In Europe Angel Fish

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    I've found that even if you find a dive buddy to detect with, you're still basically solo-diving, because if you and your buddy get within 20 feet of each other, your metal detectors begin to interfere with each other. Any closer than 20 feet and both machines will go crazy!
     
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  6. Geobound

    Geobound Nassau Grouper

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    Interesting.

    I knew that there is always a possibility of other detector running on the same frequency, but I just change my settings on the CTX. I didn't know that it couldn't be done with the Excal?

    I will have to look into that?
     
  7. American Digger In Europe

    American Digger In Europe Angel Fish

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    I don't believe that you can do that with an Excal. If you find a way, let me know!
     
  8. Bubblesong

    Bubblesong Marine Scientist

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    Is it possible to do two dives in which first one buddy is metal detecting, and the other buddy is along for the dive, then switch off so the other guy gets to detect? This is for dive buddy pairs that don't want to take the chance on solo diving.
     
  9. American Digger In Europe

    American Digger In Europe Angel Fish

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    Why not?! :)
     
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