Best Metal Detectors For Beach And Saltwater

The best metal detectors for beach and saltwater can survive the kind of amplifying effects and harsh conditions of saltwater to effectively locate the treasure in the ground.

Whether you’re grabbing your swimming trunks to get into the water to search for coins or gold nuggets, the essential item to carry with you is a custom-made metal detector that is specially made to cater to your underwater needs.

While the ordinary metal detectors will undoubtedly struggle to find any luck if incorrectly used underwater, these specialized devices will go to great depths and avoid mineralization to locate valuable metals. Some of them will go as deep as over 200ft during hunting.

So, just how are metal detectors for saltwater and beach customized

Ground mineralization is one major hindrance to metal finding on land. Underwater, it goes a notch even higher. The effects of saltwater and hot rocks minerals make beach hunting extremely mineralized. Consequently, ordinary metal detectors will struggle to handle it and, most certainly, entry-level VLF detectors.

The following are the features that make these detectors optimally made to overcome saltwater and beach hunting.

Ground Balance

A preset ground balance can work well with mineralization on land, and it also depends a lot on the other features. Yet, some detectors will struggle to ground balance automatically when in saltwater and beach conditions. The ideal detector for use will be one with an adjustable ground balance to give you a better chance of displacing mineralization and hitting valuable targets.

Technology

Pulse induction (PI) is the ultimate technology that the best saltwater metal detectors use to avoid mineralization and provide excellent sensitivity and depth.

Furthermore, Multi-frequency detector detectors use VLF technology, but it is adjustable to numerous frequencies.

Waterproof

This is a no-brainer. If you’re going underwater, your metal detector must be waterproof with waterproof search coils for treasure hunting.

Now that we’ve established all that is required from a metal detector for beach and saltwater, let’s take a lot at the best of them. Sit tight!

Nokta Anfibio Multi Metal detector

Our Rating:
5/5

Depth, speed, and sturdiness: the three mantras of the Nokta Anfibio Multi metal detector. These are also some of the features that make it one of the best metal detectors you can find anywhere. Besides being great across various land terrains, it is custom-made for beach and saltwater detecting with its IP68-rated waterproof design that is submersible up to 16.4ft underwater. Advanced discrimination and unmasking ability give this detector superior filtration of precious metals from the numerous junk in the ground to ensure that you spend less time digging worthless targets. This is a deep-seeking detector that can go to outstanding depths to locate treasure through its extra underground function and its 11” search coil. The advanced beach mode also optimizes treasure hunting in beach and saltwater conditions. Some of the other modes include beach, deep, cache, Tone, etc. Finally, with this metal detector, you can hardly run out of juice; it has a built-in LiPo rechargeable battery that you can charge with a USB device and stay connected with sufficient juice.

Features

  • Built-in Lipo rechargeable battery
  • 9 operation modes
  • Advanced beach mode
  • 11” search coil
  • Waterproof up to 5m underwater
  • Easy to use single menu design
  • Advanced discrimination and Unmasking
Nokta Anfibio Multi Metal detector
Nokta Anfibio Multi Metal detector

Garrett ATX metal detector

Our Rating:
5/5

The pulse technology of the ATX can locate the smallest coins, relics, and gold in the ground. Its extreme sensitivity makes it perfect for gold prospecting and other kinds of treasures hunting. The Garrett ATX is a detector that works on universal grounds: from highly mineralized to salt water, to beach detecting—it will produce excellent performance in whatever condition. A military-grade detector (which gives it a very compact and fearless look) the ATX is performance-enhanced and extremely durable. The new DD coil design is built for high sensitivity that is uniform across the ground. And like most top-level underwater detectors, the Garrett ATX is completely waterproof up to 10ft. The LED light is used to indicate the strength of the metal signals and it has motion and non-motion modes for customization of hunting to increase performance.

Features

  • Operating mode—All Metal and discriminate
  • AA rechargeable batteries
  • LED light
  • Advanced ground balance
  • Waterproof up to 10ft
  • Pulse-induction Technology
Garrett ATX metal detector
Garrett ATX metal detector

Garrett Sea Hunter Mark II

Our Rating:
5/5

If you are looking for the perfect detector that will work in beach and saltwater; hard terrains and mineralized grounds, the Sea Hunter mark II is top of the pile. With a groundbreaking and latest technology patented discrete Trash elimination operation feature, the sea hunter curates metals like no other device can. One disadvantage of the traditional PI technology is its unwanted sensitivity to junk metals, but the discrete trash elimination helps the sea hunter avoid trash metals in favour of valuable metals in the ground. With submersible headphones and 8” PROformance submersible search coil, this metal detector is completely waterproof up to 200ft—one of the most impressive of any metal detector on this list. It has three search modes and a salt elimination mode during beach hunting. The search modes include Standard PI discriminate, Discrete PI discriminate, Non-motion all metals.

Features

  • 8” PROformance search coil
  • All metal Deepseeking mode
  • Waterproof headphones
  • Microprocessor controlled
  • Non-motion all metal
  • Discrete trash elimination
Garrett Sea Hunter Mark II
Garrett Sea Hunter Mark II

Fisher 1280-x Metal detector

Our Rating:
5/5

This is the ultimate Deepseeking metal detector from one the most efficient brands of metal detectors in the world. Submersible up to 250ft underwater, the Fisher 1280-x will go to depths that few other metal detectors can ever reach. And despite its intense ability and performance, this metal detector features an automatic turn-on-and-go operation that is simple to use by anybody and suitable for beach and saltwater detecting. Its full-range trash rejection control is very useful in discriminating all kinds of trash and junk items in the ground and allows it to focus only on the valuable metals. This control, coupled with the patented quartz-crystal circuitry, utilizes high scanning to ignore even the tiniest pieces of trash. If you are planning on going for long hours of underwater detecting, you can rest assured the Fisher 1280 will deliver adequately; it has a remarkable battery life of up to 75 hours. It also comes with a 2-year warranty for customer satisfaction.

Features

  • Fully waterproof up to 250ft
  • Deepseeking feature
  • Full range trash rejection
  • 75 hours of battery life
  • 2-year warranty
  • Patented quartz-crystal circuitry
Fisher 1280-x Metal detector
Fisher 1280-x Metal detector

XP DEUS Wireless Metal Detector

Our Rating:
5/5

The XP DEUS is an ultimate beach and saltwater metal detector due to its great depth and sensitivity underwater. What distinguishes it from other metal detectors is its ability to adjust and control the operating frequency to fit various conditions—perfect for underwater detecting. Simply put: the XP DEUS is a shape-shifter. Despite having unrivaled sensitivity to detect metals in the ground, this metal detector can create a specialization on its own. For example, if you want to increase efficiency in finding gold nuggets in the field, all you need to do is adjust the frequency to the tune suitable for gold. Conversely, if you want to optimize it to locate silver, you only have to adjust to the required frequency—it’s pretty impressive stuff. The range of frequencies is a total of 5 first rates with offsets taking the number to 35. They are 3.7kHz to 4.4kHz, 7.1kHz to 8.4kHz, 10.5kHz to 12.4kHz, 15.2kHz to 17.8kHz, 23.5kHz to 27.7kHz

Features

  • Five main frequencies and a total of 35 frequencies
  • Portable and changeable ”S-TELESCOPIC” stem
  • Low-frequency TX boost
  • Visual and Tone ID
  • Target ID
  • Lightweight
XP DEUS Wireless Metal Detector
XP DEUS Wireless Metal Detector

Whites TDI Beachhunter

Our Rating:
5/5

The TDI beachhunter has numerous special features for beach and saltwater detecting which includes a 12” dual-field search coil and NiMH rechargeable battery. The 12” dual-field coil gives it great sensitivity to find elusive metal targets during underwater and land detecting. The pulse-induction technology of the beachhunter enables it brave through saltwater and high mineralization grounds to complete the sole task it was created for—underwater treasure hunting. It is waterproof up to 25ft and comes with adjustable pulse delay; what this does is that it personalizes the sensitivity of the machine for whatever you are hunting. This makes the Beachhunter a multi-function machine that will conveniently seek out small gold nuggets, jewelry, coins at extreme depths. The dual-tone audio sound indicates different metal targets and this allows for flexibility when hunting.

Features

  • Waterproof up to 25ft
  • Adjustable pulse delay
  • 12” dual-field search coil
  • Chest and hip mount
  • NiMH rechargeable batteries
  • Waterproof headphones
Whites TDI Beachhunter
Whites TDI Beachhunter

Fisher CZ-21 Quick Silver Metal detector

Our Rating:
5/5

When it comes to underwater gold prospecting, coin, relic, and beach hunting, there are few metal detectors that can match the Fisher CZ-21 for depth, sensitivity and efficiency. It is also fantastic on land and this makes it a leading all-round detector in the world.  It features an all-weather target identification and leak-proof system that is suitable for both underwater and on-ground detecting. Its design can also withstand many terrains and weather when hunting for treasure. Patented electronics operating style of the Fisher CZ-21 notably helps it to deepseek treasure but the electronics helps to remove the destabilizing property of saltwater. This metal detector features the operating frequency range (5-15kHz) to help it to diversify treasure hunting to different modes. Precise pinpointing system to find all types of metal at determined locations and depth in the soil. There are two search coil options for the CZ-21 in the 8” and 10” standard search coils for improve depth. All of the above features of the Fisher CZ-21 make it one of the best underwater detectors. Still, perhaps the most impressive ability of this bad boy is its submersible ability of up to 250ft underwater. Does it get any better than this?

Features

  • 3-tone Audio Target ID
  • 2-year warranty
  • Operating frequency (5-15kHz)
  • Manual ground balance
  • Salt water or freshwater
  • Precise pinpointing
Fisher CZ-21 Quick Silver Metal detector
Fisher CZ-21 Quick Silver Metal detector

Minelab Excalibur II Metal detector

Our Rating:
5/5

The  Excalibur II is arguably the best underwater metal detector that money can buy. And unlike other metal detectors you will find around, it uses a multi frequency BBS technology and RCB technology. The BBS technology has operating frequencies from 1.5-25.5kHz that enables the Excalibur II to find more targets during hunting. What the multi frequency offers is hunting a wide range of treasures—from coins to relic artifacts to gold, etc, and all you need to do is simply adjust its operation to fit the type of treasure hunting you want to embark on. The Slimline 10” coil gives this detector a remarkable sensitivity and depth when finding targets underwater and it is lighter than almost all the search coils in the industry—despite its reduced weight, it still maintains a very good balance and will not float away underwater. The RCB technology is used to amplify weak signals and reduce noise from trash metals around. Finally, the Excalibur II is submersible up to 200ft underwater which makes it by far one of the most efficient metal detectors for diving and for land use.

Features

  • High visibility fluorescent body
  • 17 frequencies
  • Automatic ground rejection
  • Rechargeable battery up to 12 hours
  • Completely waterproof
  • BBS and RCB technology
  • Slimline 10” search coil
Minelab Excalibur II Metal detector
Minelab Excalibur II Metal detector

Tesoro Sand shark metal detector

Our Rating:
5/5

The Tesoro sand shark uses one of the most advanced pulse induction technology in the metal detecting industry. It is the first microprocessor controlled PI detector ever made. The Tesoro has two operating modes: VCO and normal. VCO operation indicates when a target is close to the search coil by generating a louder and high tone for pinpointing, while normal mode gives a single tone during prolonged search and for beach hunting. The sand shark can work with either an 8” or 10.5” spiral search coil and has a waterproof hard-wired headphone. Finally, the microprocessor is for customizing the detectors operation to suit your precise needs. And this bad boy is also submersible up to 200ft—which is an impressive depth for hunting; who knows what you will find.

Features

  • Waterproof up to 200ft
  • Hardwired headphones
  • 2 search coils
  • VCO and normal operation mode
  • Microprocessor controlled
  • 8 AA batteries
  • 2-year warranty
Tesoro Sand shark metal detector
Tesoro Sand shark metal detector

Minelab CTX 3030 waterproof

Our Rating:
5/5

Undisputedly Minelab’s most excellent all-performing detector, this beauty can do it all—in every terrain, and in beach and saltwater. The CTX 3030 is waterproof and can work in tricky terrains. With an advanced target discrimination tech, it can distinguish the valuable metals from trash metals. In terms of the exclusive package, the CTX 3030 comes with a lot of extra gadgets like UR-30 headphones, rechargeable battery, armrest strap, two search coils, etc. How about high-grade technology? Trust Minelab always to deliver. This product uses GPS1, FBS2, Smartfind 2, and Wi-stream technology to record high sensitivity and signal processing. GPS1 is used to establish precise Geo-locations, FBS2 utilizes multi-frequency transmission and a coil-to-detector analysis to discover metal targets in the ground, Smartfind 2 processes the digital signal to project the image information of metals, and Wi-stream is a wireless audio network for identification and discrimination. Finally, it comes in nine unique languages: English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Russian, Polish, Portuguese, and Turkish.

Features

  • Waterproof
  • FECO metal discrimination
  • Wireless audio
  • Full-color LCD
  • GPS-locating and PC mapping
  • Wi-stream, GPS1, SmartFind2 and FBS2 technology
Minelab CTX 3030 waterproof

Whites Treasuremaster

Our Rating:
5/5

At the heart of saltwater and beach detecting is a cheap option detector that is highly efficient. The name ‘Whites’ on the label of any metal detector is a sure sign that you are getting the best quality, and White’s All-purpose Treasuremaster is a remarkable metal detector that the beginners and professionals all wax lyrical. Few detectors can claim to be truly all-purpose and the Treasuremaster is one of them—it will find anything from gold and silver coins to relic items to jewelry. All this is made possible by its 9.5” concentric search coil and 7.81kHz operating frequency. You can adjust the sensitivity to personalize your signals to fluid targets in deep parts of the ground or in highly mineralized grounds. The treasuremaster’s 8 modes of customized discrimination enables it to identify the majority of junk and thrash metals and to eliminate them from the way of finding valuable metals. The visual target ID is an efficient feature that indicates on a large LCD screen, the depth of metal targets in the ground and how long it will take to get there. Couple the visual target with 4-tone audio ID that uses unique sounds to alert you on finding several types of metals. The Treasuremaster’s is top-of-line performance enhanced and its lightweight feature makes it capable of gong long hours of hunting without having a physical toll on you.

Features

  • Operating frequency — 7.8kHz
  • 2-year warranty
  • Customized discrimination
  • Adjustable sensitivity
  • 9.5” waterproof concentric search coil
  • Audio target ID
  • Visual target ID
Whites Treasuremaster

JW Fisher Pulse 8X

Our Rating:
5/5

For commercial beach and saltwater treasure hunt, no other name tops the Fisher Pulse 8X. Not all metal detectors can handle heavy duty operations and commercial use, but that is what makes Pulse 8X stand out among its peers. This metal detector is the choice of professionals in underwater detecting. It is also used by professional divers, by the military, government research, etc. While most metal detectors come with a search coil and cannot be replaced, the Pulse 8X has a waterproof search coil connector that enables it to work with any size and type of search coil. Thus, it can be upgraded significantly for optimum sensitivity and reach depth up to 200ft. The visual and audio target indicators are installed not only to indicate the signal strength of metals, but to sound audio alarms when a metal target is close. The sound alarm notification is loud enough for you to hear even without using the headphones. Finally, the most impressive thing about the Pulse 8X is its sensitivity —it is the most sensitive pulse detector on the planet. The near-buoyant design of the coil allow it to stay underwater without floating away.

Features

  • Corrosion-proof PVC handle for underwater
  • 2-year warranty
  • Depths of over 200ft
  • Near-buoyancy design
  • Visual and audio target indicator
  • Waterproof search coil connector
JW Fisher Pulse 8X
JW Fisher Pulse 8X

Garrett AT Pro metal detector

Our Rating:
5/5

Fully submersible up to 10ft and suitable for beach and saltwater, The Garrett AT pro is the best metal detector that gives the best value in coin and relic hunting. It is an entry-level detector with top quality performance that makes it one of the most popular and effective detector in the world. With its Iron Audio system, you can hear the Iron trash in the ground—sounds like a grunt—and altogether avoid them; it saves you a lot of time to be used chasing valuable treasure.This metal detector also boasts of advanced audio modes to indicate the depth of metals in the ground, their size, and conductivity (useful information to determine the type of metal it is). Electronic pinpointing and Fast break ground balance are also features of the AT pro that makes it a top detectors choice. The latter feature is useful in ground situations with high mineralization. Finally, the AT pro will work fully submerged underwater up to a depth of 10 feet. The massive 8.5” x 11” search coil improves its sensitivity to find coins, relics, jewelry in great depths

Features

  • Operating frequency of 15kHz
  • Iron discrimination system
  • 8.5” by 11” search coil
  • Waterproof—fully submersible up to 10ft underwater
  • 2-year warranty
  • A high-grade Iron audio system
Garrett AT Pro metal detector

Whites Surfmaster PI Dual-field Metal detector

Our Rating:
5/5

The surfmaster maximizes pulse induction technology to give unrivaled sensitivity and depth. For treasure hunting in difficult beach grounds and soils with high mineralization, this metal detector is your guy. The pulse induction technology is comfortable for salt water, fresh water, or mineralized ground conditions. It is entirely waterproof, submersible up to 100ft, and comes with waterproof Piezo headphones. The enhanced sensitivity of the surf aster is suitable for gold prospecting and it has a 12” search coil for extra depth. Finally, the Quick target recovery and adjustable pulse delay help this beauty detect valuable targets in the soil. And it comes with 8 AA alkaline batteries that allows the metal detector to go extended time underwater for detecting.

Features

  • Enhanced sensitivity
  • Quick Target recovery
  • Completely waterproof
  • 8 AA batteries
  • All-metal operating mode
  • 12” search coil
  • Pulse-induction technology.
Whites Surfmaster PI Dual-field Metal detector
Whites Surfmaster PI Dual-field Metal detector

Tesoro Tiger Shark Metal detector

Our Rating:
5/5

Discover the world of top-level underwater and land metal detecting with the Tesoro sand shark. It is waterproof up to 200ft—one of the most impressive depths of any metal detector. The Tesoro uses a microprocessor technology and that makes it multifunction detector for both land and saltwater. Underwater, the Tiger shark is a leading model—designed for beach and freshwater treasure hunting. It comes with a full discrimination adjustment that curates through trash and junk metal to differentiate it from the valuable metals. The operating frequency of the Tiger shark is 12.5kHz and uses either an 8” or 10.5” hard-wired search coil, making it perfect for underwater relic and coin hunting. It has five operating modes which include No motion All metal (with a slow and fast tune), salt mode (for beach detecting), normal mode, and silent search motion discrimination. The waterproof headphone is also an underwater feature of the Tiger shark.

Features

  • Operating frequency of 12.5kHz
  • 10.5” or 8” hard-wired coil
  • Salt or freshwater
  • Waterproof headphones
  • 5 operation modes
  • Microprocessor technology
Tesoro Tiger Shark Metal detector

Minelab Equinox 800 Metal detector

Our Rating:
5/5

This is the ultimate mid-range metal detector that works well both on land and in beach and saltwater conditions. Perfect for Relic hunting, gold prospecting, coin hunting, underwater detecting, the Equinox is a versatile beast and one of the best metal detectors on the planet. The simultaneous multi-frequency is responsible for the Equinox’ incredible versatility. A wide range of frequencies means it can optimize its operation to fit the type of detecting at that particular time and give maximum performance. The fast recovery speed coupled with Target identification ensures that it will always differentiate between valuable metals and junk metals. The Equinox is also waterproof with a waterproof search coil and is submersible up to 10ft underwater—an excellent option for beach and saltwater hunting. If you’re switching from relic hunting to gold prospecting, this metal detector can operate at a high frequency of 40kHz to quickly pick up gold nuggets in the soil. Finally, the pinpointing features allow the Equinox 800 to find the exact location of metal targets in the ground.

Features

  • Pinpointing mode
  • Sleek and lightweight
  • Waterproof
  • Fast and accurate Target ID
  • Eight custom search profiles
  • Simultaneous Multi-frequency
  • Gold detecting mode
  • Saltwater and beach hunting
  • Simple interface
Minelab Equinox 800 Metal detector
Minelab Equinox 800 Metal detector

Minelab SDC 2300 All-terrain Gold detector

Our Rating:
5/5

This mid-range metal detector can survive any terrain it sets upon to its quest to find coins and gold; any terrain, including saltwater and beach. This metal detector is waterproof—fully submersible up to 3m underwater. On land, and now on the water, the SDC 2300s single goal is to lead you to your treasure. It utilizes a high-grade Multi-period fast (MPF) tech, which explores clear signals to detect small coins in the soil. The audio response feature gives pitch and tone discrimination signals when the search coil moves through metals or trash materials. The tone for a valuable or ferrous metal is different from non-ferrous metal. Similarly, the pitch and amplitude of the sound indicates the depth of prospective targets in the ground. Finally, its ability to brave tough terrains isn’t merely an advertisement for the SDC; the military-grade coupling of this bad boy lends a certain ruggedness to its carriage

Features

  • MPT technology
  • Military-grade compact design
  • Waterproof
  • High sensitivity device
  • Advanced audio discrimination
  • Fast impulse induction
  • SDC Koss headphones and backpack
Minelab SDC 2300 All-terrain Gold detector
Minelab SDC 2300 All-terrain Gold detector

Bounty Hunter Platinum

Our Rating:
5/5

The Platinum is Bounty Hunter’s entry-level flag bearer in beach and saltwater detecting. And despite being a beginners device, it is still very efficient for advanced treasure hunt. It is unique with its graphic target depth indicator that digitally displays valuable metal targets and calculates how far you will need to dig. The adjustable sensitivity allows it to go to the extreme depths to find treasure. The ergonomic s-rod handle gives it a very straightforward handling that beginners in metal detecting can easily maneuver. The 11” DD waterproof search coil allows it to search for valuable metals underwater. And with a frequency of 7.8kHz, it is the ultimate detector for coin and relic hunting. The bounty hunter platinum has seven levels of adjustable discrimination—each by category and four audio feedback tones. The automatic ground balance of this metal detector is a needed feature to reduce the effect of mineralization in certain grounds.

Features

  • Adjustable sensitivity
  • Intuitive Main system
  • LCD display
  • 11” DD elliptical open waterproof coil
  • Frequency 7.8kHz
  • Eight target ID modes and digital ID
  • Automatic ground balance
Bounty Hunter Platinum
Bounty Hunter Platinum

Minelab Equinox 600 Metal detector

Our Rating:
5/5

With beach and saltwater gold prospecting or coin hunting in mind, one of the most competent metal detectors to employ is the Equinox 600. The Equinox 600 is waterproof—fully submersible up to 10ft underwater (along with waterproof search coils to make detecting underwater an easy task). It has a simultaneous multi-frequency intelligence system for top-level performance and a couple of specialization in detecting. So, if you’re gold hunting or seeking for coins, you can adjust this beauty to suit your operation. Not to forget the fast Target ID that identifies all the metals you find underground and then discriminates the trash from precious discoveries. The access to all the remarkable features of this metal detector is effortlessly from simple buttons and a very user-friendly interface. Finally, the battery life of the Equinox 600, like its 800 model upgrade, will give over 30 hours of detecting to make it a truly energy efficient device.

Features

  • User-friendly interface
  • Lightweight
  • Waterproof
  • Six custom search profiles
  • Multi-frequency operating system
  • Target ID
Minelab Equinox 600 Metal detector
Minelab Equinox 600 Metal detector

Garrett ACE 400 metal detectors

Our Rating:
5/5

The ACE 400 is the perfect all-round device that is capable of beach and saltwater metal detecting. Starting operating frequency at 10kHz, the ACE 400 is significantly higher than its counterparts and also working at a signal strength recommended for the best coin hunting. Like the rest of the metal detectors from the ACE series, 400i is very lightweight and has an adjustable stem that improves handling during coin hunting. Perhaps the best feature of this metal detector is the frequency adjustment option that allows you to control frequency signals to optimize your hunt. The Iron audio system lets you hear the sound of discriminated iron targets and control the signal only to pick valuable metals. What else is in the box? Easy stow headphones that are fully submersible and wireless for standard use, ACE cover-up coil protection, and some recovery tools for hunting across different terrains. The 4 AA batteries also power the device for 20 hours each.

Features

  • Digital Target ID
  • Iron audio and discrimination
  • Ground balance
  • Five search modes: jewelry, zero-disc, relics, coins, and custom
  • Waterproof search coil
  • 4 AA batteries
  • Three audio tone ID
  • 8.5” x 11” DD search coil
  • 2-year warranty
Garrett ACE 400 metal detectors
Garrett ACE 400 metal detectors

XP ORX Metal detector

Our Rating:
5/5

The frequency range of the XP ORX makes it well established as a versatile metal detector—and also great for finding targets in saltwater and beach grounds. With 21 operating frequencies (from 13-81kHz), this metal detector has a fantastic range. 13-49kHz frequencies have optimal sensitivity to find coins, jewelry, and other types of relics.From 50-81kHz, the sensitivity heightens to detect tiny targets of valuable metals. And, ultimately, at this frequency, it is ideally suited for finding gold nuggets. The XP also has separate search modes for gold, coins, and relics, coupled with Target ID for metal identification. Lithium batteries give it up to 20 hours of metal detecting to ensure that you have power on your hunting trip while the Target ID can identify different types of metals and their conductivity. The discrimination features curates the valuable metals like gold from junk metals that are in the ground. For a metal detector that has high performance like this one, the lightweight body is very useful during extended periods of detecting. The product box also comes with utility items like the wireless headphone, and comes with a 5-year warranty.

Features

  • 21 operating frequencies
  • Manual and automatic ground balance
  • Target ID
  • Wireless headphone receiver
  • Very lightweight
  • 5-year warranty
XP ORX Metal detector
XP ORX Metal detector

Garrett AT Max

Our Rating:
5/5

At the heart of the highest level of metal detecting on the planet is one of Garrett’s finest devices ever made: the AT max. Max, as the name suggests, represents maximum ability in every single department and it is mind-blowing. Maximum efficiency for all terrains; the powerful detection ability under water, the AT max has it all. It is completely weatherproof and this means it can withstand any environment during treasure hunting. From dust, to humid, to wet environment, the AT Max is built to withstand it all. How about underwater? This metal detector is waterproof up to 10feet, and this makes it capable for diving and underwater detecting in beach and saltwater. The operating frequency of 13.6kHz along with eight sensitivity adjustments, makes it capable of going to impressive depths that few other Garretts’ can rival. The Automatic and manual ground balance helps this detector to minimize ground response in highly mineralized soil conditions. And with a backlit display, the AT max can continue hunting at night when other detectors are getting ready to pack up for the day. Finally, the Iron audio features allows it to hear junk Iron in the ground, and this saves you the energy of expending futile energy digging up a lost cause.

Features

  • All metal Iron Audio
  • All-terrain detector
  • Waterproof up to 10ft
  • Completely weatherproof
  • Automatic and manual ground balance
  • Backlight display
  • Wireless MS-3 headphones
Garrett AT Max
Garrett AT Max

Bounty Hunter Land Ranger Pro

Our Rating:
5/5

This is a very easy and simple-to-use metal detector that is custom made for saltwater metal detecting. Unlike the technical operation of some detectors, the Land Ranger pro has the simplest operation: just power on and you are good to go. This makes it a great entry level metal detector. It comes with 7 preset modes for different levels, terrains, and environment. They include coins, artifacts, jewelry, 2 tones, 3 tones, 4 tones and all metal modes. Ground cancellation adjustment makes it suitable for the location it has been set upon and the advanced notch discrimination ignores junks to find treasure. The land ranger pro has a 7.79kHz operating frequency that works with either an 11” DD search coil or 8” concentric coil to give it remarkable depth and sensitivity during hunting.

Features

  • V-break Advanced Audio Target ID
  • 11” DD search coil or 8” concentric coil
  • 5-year warranty
  • 7.79kHz operating frequency
  • LCD screen for display
  • 7 preset operation mode
  • Simple to use
  • Ground cancellation
Bounty Hunter Land Ranger Pro
Bounty Hunter Land Ranger Pro

Nokta Makro PulseDive Scuba detector

Our Rating:
5/5

For this range of underwater metal detector on our list, we are witnessing remarkable efficiency for a low price. We’re putting our money on this Scuba detector—yep, suitable for Scuba diving—to blow your mind. This IP68-rated waterproof device is submersible up to 200ft; makes it one of the best underwater metal detectors in the world. Pulse induction technology enables this beauty to dispel electrons in saltwater and to ignore soil with high ground mineralization. When metal targets are located, the PulseDive uses four efficient means of indication and they are: Audio only, vibration only, audio and Vibration, and LED indicator. It also features a powerful LED flashlight for good vision at night during detecting. For the dive mode, the PulseDive locks the keys of operation and every other part that can be punctured by water pressure at massive depths.

Features

  • Pulse induction
  • 1P68 waterproof device
  • Dive mode
  • LED and audio indicators
  • Waterproof up to 200ft
  • Four modes of indication
Nokta Makro PulseDive Scuba detector
Nokta Makro PulseDive Scuba detector

Quest Scuba Tector

Our Rating:
5/5

For less than $200, you’re getting the Quest Scuba Tector which is a performance oriented entry level metal detector capable of extensive hunting underwater and on land. The Scuba Tector follows the trend of many underwater detector by featuring a pulse-induction technology coupled with a 5×4” mono search coil for powerful sensitivity and to reach incredible depths. It is waterproof, submersible up to 200ft—tailor-made to locate coins, relics, gold, and jewelry that have been buried deep underwater. It is still a mystery how the Scuba Tector sells for its price despite having features that makes it one of the best underwater detectors around. For an entry level detector, you need something that is easy to operate and less complicated to handle; this is why the Scuba Tector uses a simple operation mechanism. With the click of a single button, you are ready for efficient treasure hunting. To switch to dive mode (the suitable mode for underwater deep hunting) all you need to do is to press two buttons for two seconds and this metal detector is ready to go.

Features

  • LED flashlight for night hunting
  • Two-buttons control and easy to use
  • Waterproof up to 200ft
  • Target locking function
  • Ergonomic body for comfort
  • Built-in LI poly battery
Quest Scuba Tector

Teknetics T2 Metal detector

Our Rating:
5/5

Teknetics T2 metal detector is a very competent device and one of the most suitable for all kinds of mid-range detecting—from coin hunting to relic hunting to gold prospecting; the T2 can do it all. So, of course it makes this list. It features an 11” open-frame Bi-axial search coil that is waterproof and can withstand interference in high ground mineralization in saltwater. The search coil is adequately sensitive, so trust it to pick up the scent of gold nuggets in the ground—the waterproof feature also gives it the ability to detect valuable metal on standard land terrains, and also underwater. The T2 has a double-filter Iron discrimination feature to curate junk metals from valuable details. Not to mention the Intuitive new-technology user interface that optimizes metal analysis display, and is pretty easy to operate. And, lastly, the Target identification comes in handy to identify and ignore trash metals disguised as valuable metal in the ground.

Features

  • Intuitive User interface
  • 5-year warranty
  • Target ID
  • LCD Display
  • 11” search coil
  • Very sensitive to detecting coins
Teknetics T2 Metal detector
Teknetics T2 Metal detector

Minelab GPX 5000 Metal Detector

Our Rating:
5/5

For extensive saltwater and beach hunting, you will need one of the most dominant detectors on the planet—the GPX 5000. A monster for depth, sensitivity, and dispelling ground mineralization, this is a perfect device for your treasure hunt underwater. The GPX 5000 is packed with high-level features like the Dual Voltage Tech (DVT) or the Multi-period sensing or the Smart Electronic Timing technology (SETA), makes the GPX 5000 a very competent machine. In addition to five soil timings from the previous model, the GPX 5000 adds three new ones—Fine gold timing (extra sensitivity for finding gold nuggets), Salt/Gold timing, and Coin/relic timing—to take the total up to an impressive eight soil timings. The above features combine to give this metal detector outstanding depth and sensitivity to find gold nuggets that are seemingly elusive to all the other metal detectors.

Features

  • MPS, DVT, and SETA technology—some of the most advanced tech in the industry.
  • Eight soil timings for more depth and variety
  • Automatic ground balance
  • Motion control
  • LED backlight
  • Comes with two search coils: double-D and mono loop coil
Minelab GPX 5000 Metal Detector
Minelab GPX 5000 Metal Detector

Minelab GPX-4500 Metal detector

Our Rating:
5/5

With a reputation for top-level performance and incredible versatility, the GPX-4500 is a must-have metal detector for all relic, gold and coin hunters. A proper all-rounder and hunting companion. It is little wonder that they dub it the ’legendary gold detector’—its ability to analyze gold of various sizes is still a unique quality that few metal detectors can match. GPX-4500 has a superbly balanced triumvirate technology of Smart Electronic Timing Alignment (SETA), Dual Voltage Technology (DVT), and Multi sensing period (MPS), to handle interference caused by mineralization and also high sensitivity; as a result, this metal detector can go to great depths to locate gold buried deep in the ground. This same technology also makes it suitable for relic and coin hunting. The enhanced timing is also another reason why the GPX-4500 can reach great depths as it strengthens the signal response from metals to an impressive extent. The Iron Reject feature allows adequate discrimination of thrash metal and can be adjusted to relate with the terrain for all kinds of treasure hunting.

Features

  • Ground balancing
  • Programmable search modes
  • Versatile timing settings
  • MPS, DVT, and SETA tech
  • Iron reject feature
  • LCD Backlight
Minelab GPX-4500 Metal detector
Minelab GPX-4500 Metal detector

Minelab E-TRAC metal detector

Our Rating:
5/5

Another top-level release from Minelab, the E-TRACs superior discrimination mode, and all-round performance make it an excellent choice for all types of metal detecting including in beach and saltwater. The most significant feature of the E-TRAC, however, is its multiple frequency operating system through FBS technology. The E-TRAC can analyze frequencies from 1.5kHz—100kHz, and it is truly remarkable. From 70-100kHz, it is at its peak for gold prospecting. From frequencies lower than 20kHz, it is ideally optimized to find relics and coins. The Smartfind discrimination technology processes the digital signal to project the image information of metals to indicate all the information available about them—name, conductivity, etc. This metal detector comes pre-programmed with four user modes designed for coin hunting, relic and gold hunting, beach mode, and large trash. Also, the E-TRAC has a high-grade pinpointing mode with audio and visual projections—this gives the metal detector an accurate analysis of the size of the target and the type of metal. If you’re planning on going for extended periods of finding valuable treasure, the E-TRACs ultra-lightweight design will reduce fatigue. And, like every top metal detector in the game, the E-TRAC is waterproof—with waterproof search could that can detect the signals of valuable metals underwater, and also on land.

Features

  • Ultra-lightweight
  • Waterproof search coil
  • FBS technology
  • Smart find discrimination
  • Four user modes
  • Trash density
Minelab E-TRAC metal detector
Minelab E-TRAC metal detector

Nokta Makro Gold Kruzer Detector

Our Rating:
5/5

Its high-grade discrimination technology and waterproof capability—fully submersible up to 5m underwater—makes it no surprise that the Nokta Makro makes this list. With a high operating frequency of 61kHz and two great search coils (waterproof concentric search coil 26 x 14cm and Waterproof double D search coil 19 x 10cm), the Gold Kruzer is custom-made to discover the tiniest gold that conventional metal detectors will struggle to detect. The audio frequencies are from 150Hz-700Hz and are adjustable. The Kruzer also comes with four search modes ( (General mode (All Metal), Fast mode, Boost mode, and Micro mode) and Automatic, manual, and tracking ground balance. And of all the metal detectors in the market, the Gold Kruzer has one of the best body designs while also being very lightweight—so you can hold it for long periods without feeling fatigued. The 3700mAh Lithium Polymer battery works with a charger and provides up to 20 hours of use.

Features

  • High 61kHz operating frequency
  • Waterproof (Fully submersible up to 5m)
  • High performance
  • Four search modes
  • Wireless headphones (2.4gHz)
  • Lightweight (1.4kg)
Nokta Makro Gold Kruzer Detector
Nokta Makro Gold Kruzer Detector

Conclusion

Well, there you have it—some of the best saltwater and beach detectors on the planet with amazing individual features and qualities. It’s time to get wet!

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