Detecting Metal Underwater
It is one thing to go on a metal detecting adventure on land; but it is another thing to go searching for metals underwater. Detecting metal underwater has it’s pros and cons. Searching for metals underwater is like visiting a new planet, new dangers are many but the rewards/treasures can be huge.
1. Take Time to Plan
Oblivious underwater metal finding journeys begin at beaches or maybe in ponds of water in your local area. The ocean is likely the go to spot for underwater metal detecting. Take some time to research the beach, this gives you a much greater great chance at locating good areas to start your hunt.
2. Knowing the Underwater Currents
The currents of the water are perhaps the most important thing to study in an underwater metal detecting journey. The currents would tell hunters how the sand is moving and into which direction it is moving to. The currents of the water basically give one a picture of where all the materials are stuck and deposited. A spiral in the current suggests that the sand is concentrated in that area and the probability of spotting some interesting materials is good.
Metal detectors use electromagnetic effects on conductive metals. There are two separate elements in the coil of a typical unit. One is a high-powered coil of metal which uses the battery power to generate a penetrating magnetic field.
Areas of past construction and ground clearing has or is being done are excellent areas to start. Successful treasure hunting starts with having the right metal detector. You can find many types of metal detectors and information right here? Choose the right one!
3. Planning The Hunt
Underwater detecting trips should be thoroughly planned. Start with a summer trip if possible, they are also more cost effective regarding other gear like scuba equipment for ocean treasures.
4. Digging for Gold
Don’t take any shortcuts in underwater metal detecting. Most of the trash is stuck in the shallow parts of the sand below and precious metals such as gold tend to go deeper.
5. Daytime Detecting
Some like night detecting because an added element of danger is associated with the dark. However, it really makes no sense, make finding something you’re first goal.
Happy Hunting! Your friend in digging up some treasures, Carl