Daniel Goggin

  • Land/Shallow Water Search

Cost For My Service

I work on a ''Reward Basis'' you pay what it's worth to you and what you can afford to have me find your lost item. I have a call-out fee of $25.00 if the item is not found, this covers my fuel expenses. (Maybe more or less depending on where you are located)

Search Types

Land: fields, farms, home yards, school/recreation fields etc..

Water: ocean, rivers lakes etc.. up to chest deep. If life threatening currents/conditions are present I may decline, curtail the search area or wait until such a time as the conditions change. Metal detecting laws are strict in Florida so I must have permission from proper authorities or property owners to search. This permission in most cases involves a quick phone call that can be made by you or I depending on the circumstances. Most owners/authorities are understanding and sympathetic to the plight of clients and permission is given right away.

Search Locations

Search areas cover: Ft Myers, Estero, Bonita Springs, Naples, Immokalee, Marco, Everglades City and Chokoloskee. (if your property was lost outside of these areas I still may be able to accommodate you).

Daniel Goggin's Bio

I have been a metal detecting hobbyist in my spare time for about 9 years now. One day at work (I am a park ranger at a beach park) a very distraught lady approached me and told me she had lost her wedding ring in the water. She wanted to know if I knew anyone that could help her find it. She was heartsick, (she had been wearing the ring for 12 years) I felt so bad and I really wanted to help her. I always keep one of my detectors in my truck so I offered to look for it for her. She told me the approximate area she thought she had lost the ring in and I went to work in the surf. To be honest I didn’t expect to find it because the conditions were fairly choppy and people tend to move with the current without realizing it as they enjoy the water. I searched for about an hour finding only trash, tent spikes, bottle caps, loose change etc.. But then BINGO! I got strong hit and pulled up a beautiful gold band! When I presented the ring to the woman she began to cry tears of happiness, she thought her beloved heirloom was gone forever.

From that day on I was hooked, Making a person that happy was a high like none I had ever had.

Your jewelry or other items can be found. I would love to put my metal detecting experience to work for you.