Roger Barbrick , aka Dirtscanner on some metal detecting forums, is a Metal Detecting Hobbyist from New England. Roger has been metal detecting for about 10 years and enjoys all types of metal detecting. He believes that you can never gather or share too much information on this great hobby because, as Roger says “I don’t know about you but I am learning every day and the more I can learn the better I become at it.” Here he shares Ten Useful Beach Detecting Tips with us:
One thing important to know before you begin beach metal detecting is that not all metal detectors are good for wet sand or use in the water. If you want to hunt the saltwater wet sand you will need a multi-frequency or P. I. (Pulse Induction) metal detector in order to do so effectively, that is also true for detecting IN the water. There are many good, reasonably priced, multi-frequency metal detectors so research carefully before buying.
For detecting under water you will need a submersible detector, one that can be completely placed under water.
Some good metal detectors for under water detecting are, Minelab CTX 3030, Fisher CZ21, Minelab Excalibur II, Minelab Equinox, and the Garrett ATPRO (for freshwater.) There are some others to look into as well, so again, do your research before choosing.