Best VLF Metal Detectors!

Very low frequency metal detectors, more commonly called VLF detectors, are what the majority of detectorists use for their backyard searches and most of their metal detecting needs.

But all VLF detectors are not equal when it comes to performance abilities. Before you buy one, you might want to check out our top picks for the best VLF metal detectors. Any one of the detectors on this list won’t steer you wrong.

Garrett AT Pro

This is a popular detector because it comes with a feature not many detectors do at this price level – it can be submerged in up to 10 feet of water. It comes with manual and automatic ground balancing.

It’s also great at detecting coins, and it’s fairly easy to use. At just 3 pounds, it’s light enough that you’ll be able to go on long hunts without feeling fatigued.

One word of caution – this works much better in freshwater than it does in saltwater, but it’s a great all-around metal detector.

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Minelab Excalibur 2 Metal Detector


My Minelab Excalibur 2 with hip mount.

If you want to take a metal detecting adventure underwater, on wet sand, or shallow water, the Minelab Excalibur 2 Metal Detector can help you in your treasure hunting because of its completely waterproof system and really cool features that takes digging for gold, silver, relics, and coins to a deeper level (pun intended).

This waterproof metal detector is a top end machine, meaning it’s not cheap and it works very well for it’s intended purpose, which is metal detecting beaches and underwater.

It does have some weaknesses which I’ll discuss in a moment, but lets star here: Continue reading