A metal detector is useful for finding any metal object buried underground or underwater. A magnetometer can be used as a metal detector. But a magnetometer can detect only magnetic (ferrous) metals. Also, while a metal detector’s range is rarely more than 2 metres, a magnetometer can detect large objects, such as cars, at tens of metres. Magnetometers are very useful at detecting archeological sites, shipwrecks and other buried or submerged ferrous objects.
The specific design of the SAR-1 makes it ideal for military, law enforcement and public safety dive teams. Specifically to locate metallic objects in low-visibility environments. The “snareless” SAR-1 metal detector has a streamlined design with no external wires or cables. In conclusion, this makes this detector the ideal tool for work in environments with potential entanglement hazards.
One of the great features of an underwater detector is its ability to work above and below water. Like the Pulse 8X, some detectors have all the accessories needed for land and underwater detecting. This makes them, in effect, two detectors in one. The Pulse Induction Technology (PI) used in underwater detectors make them ideal for searching deserts and other areas with high mineral content. They are suitable because PI machines ignore mineralization in the ground. Another advantage of JW Fishers PI machines is the interchangeable coil feature. This enables attaching different-sized heads to the detector’s electronics unit. This makes the Pulse 8X ideal for meteor hunters. They are ideal because they can attach the large 8 x 48-inch oval. In addition, you can mount it on the front of an all-terrain vehicle (ATV).
Many recreational scuba divers discover the fun and excitement an underwater metal detector can bring to their diving. Sea-View Diving has a great selection of high-quality metal detectors by JW Fishers.