Fisher 1280X Metal Detector with 10.5" Search Coil
- Product Review (submitted on March 17, 2008):
- I thoroughly enjoy scuba diving, so the obvious next step for me was to purchase an underwater metal detector: “the Fisher 1280x Aquanaut.” We did have a boat which made diving a lot easier. It’s also fun to search in and around dock spaces. A few of my friends and I started a small part-time business that helped locate items people had lost in the water. Once, I tried to find a ring for a gentleman that his wife had made for him. I did finally manage to find it, though after 2 months of searching. Another time, we were looking for a ladies wedding band. The search was difficult because the soil and sand was highly mineralized. However with a little more fine tuning and patience, we did find the ring. A couple of times we were asked to find off-shore mooring anchors. Usually we had a description and a general location. What people forget is that time under water changes how many things look. I did find my first piece of gold while diving. The marina owner told me about a customer that had lost a gold pen around the docks. I started looking as soon as I could. It’s difficult searching around docks because the legs are all steel, and it sets the metal detector off very easily. Anyway, I kept up the search and finally I had a strong signal. However there wasn't anything on the bottom. What had happened was the pen was tangled in some weeds. So that's how I came by my first gold piece!