Minelab Excalibur II Metal Detector with 10" Search Coil
- Product Review (submitted on April 9, 2008):
I thoroughly enjoy my Minelab Excalibur. It is simple and easy to use. It’s completely waterproof down to 200 ft. of fresh or salt water. So you don't have to worry about dropping it in the surf at the beach (which I had done with a previous detector that was NOT completely waterproof!). It is highly sensitive and very reliable. It is a bit heavy for those used to the lighter weight detectors, but I purchased the counter-balance accessory which disperses the weight evenly thus allowing the user to detect with it for a longer length of time and an easier, more fluid motion. Being a woman, I appreciate the less strain on my upper body.
There aren't any complicated displays to read and squint at in the bright sunlight. The comfortable KOSS headphones (that are permanently attached) alert you to different tones that signal metal objects buried beneath the sand or ground. Just a few short practice hunts ought to be enough for you to recognize a tone that signals trash or treasure and how deep the object may be buried. I've snorkeled with the Excalibur and it's almost weightless in the water, but heavy enough to stay submerged without floating to the surface. An all around surf and turf machine that will delight the serious Treasure Hunter and amaze the newbie! This is a serious machine for the serious detector.