If you’re a fan of metal detecting underwater and you want to go deep while you’re down there, the Detenix Scuba Tector might be an option for you.
It might look like a spatula, but it’s actually a powerful tool to have in your arsenal while detecting.
This metal detector can be submerged up to 200 feet underwater.
It has a rechargeable battery, and when it’s fully charged, it provides 10 hours of continuous use. That’s longer than you can dive anyway.
So you can take your dive and still have plenty of time left for searching shallow ground when snorkeling.
Let’s look at some of its best features.
What The Deteknix Scuba Tector Does!
When you’re underwater, you’ll always be able to spot this metal detector. Instead of a standard black metal detector, this one is bright orange. You’ll easily be able to see it underwater or in the trunk of your car as you arrive at the beach.
When you’re underwater, you don’t have to worry about whether you’ve turned off your detector because it will automatically go into standby mode after three minutes of inactivity. That will conserve battery power to help you get the most out of your day at the beach.
It has two different control modes, one you use for shallower snorkel dives and one you use for your deeper dives.
The size of the target you’re finding will determine how deep this detector will penetrate. If it’s a small coin, you might expect it a depth of up to six inches down. But larger pieces of metal may be found several feet down.
It comes with a lanyard that attaches to the cap so when it’s not in use, you’ll know it’s safe and isn’t in danger of being lost. The other side of the lanyard attaches to your wrist, which makes it handy when you need it and don’t want to fumble around for it.
When you get close to any metal in the ground, this detector will flash an LED light, sound a buzzer, and start vibrating.
With so many different alerts taking place, it would be difficult to not notice when you find metal, even if you are 200 feet underwater.
This detector is light to carry around at only 11.6 ounces. That makes it easy to carry, even when you have a bunch of other equipment you need to lug around.
Because it’s a pulse induction detector, it won’t be tricked by heavy mineralization in the ground, like a very low frequency metal detector would be.
When it comes time to recharge the battery, a USB cord can be attached and you’ll have a full charge by the next time you’re ready to go diving.
What It Can’t Do!
Unlike a very low frequency detector, this pulse induction detector won’t be able to discriminate between the types of metal you’re finding. It only has one tone when it finds a target, so you aren’t able to distinguish between different types of metal from the sound your detector makes either.
For that reason, it can be frustrating when you’re digging in trashy areas of the water. You might end up with a lot of pull tabs and bottle caps instead of the pirate’s coins or priceless jewelry you’re hoping to bring to the surface.
But, as metal detectorists, we’re willing to spend our time digging trash because sometimes we get lucky and find something spectacular. Those are the moments that make all the hard work and trashy targets worth it.