That was four years ago, and since then I've been metal detecting up and down the Eastern United States. One day I was searching a desolate beach in Cape Cod, MA. - just me, a sand scoop and my Whites MXT that I had been using for two years, when I found my best treasure. I had been out for about a half hour and the beach was really sandy because a storm had just passed. I got a good signal and found, buried about an inch down, a 1.74 carat diamond ring.
I've since had the ring professionally appraised, and found that it's worth about $8,800.00! My MXT is more than paid for, and I'll be searching this beach again in the future!
The perfect metal detector to hunt in shallow waters, surf and deep water are metal detectors that are enclosed in a waterproof housing. Without the full protection of these encapsulated housings, no metal detector would be able to search in the water to recover those hundreds of thousands of coins, rings, and jewelry beyond the reach of a standard or All-Purpose metal detector and, water type detectors can be used on land with equal depth and sensitivity.