Dave Boyer

  • Land/Shallow Water Search

Cost For My Service

For some areas I have a call out fee of $25.00 to cover my gas expense.

Depending on the working conditions and time spent searching, I’m happy to accept what you feel my service is worth to you, based on what you can afford. I especially appreciate “rewards” – because that means I found your item!

Search Types

Water, snow banks, beaches, parks, yards or wherever you lost your valuable item. If in water over 5 ft deep I can contact a diver for you.

Search Locations

Primarily West Michigan, but I will also travel state-wide if necessary.

Dave Boyer's Bio

I have been metal detecting seriously for about 10 years and had a lot of experience helping another Ringfinder before I joined this site.

I am retired and available at your request.

I prefer a text or e-mail from you so I get all the correct information on contact name(s), phone numbers, address etc.

If your item is lost in a public place or Lake Michigan, contact me as soon as possible. Others may find your item and Lake Michigan swallows items in a few hours never to be seen again.

Dave Boyer - Recent Blog Post

  • Ring Found at Oval Beach, Saugatuck, MI (2020)

    Santosh, a computer programmer originally from Nepal, and his wife Ericka, originally from Spain, have been married for about 10 years and live in the Chicago area.  They were spending a few days in Saugatuck and Santosh lost his wedding band on the beach in yesterday’s gorgeous weather.  He had the ring in his pocket […]

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  • Ring Found In Water At Grand Haven City Beach, MI (2020)

    I received a call this late afternoon from my hunting friend Gregg Larabel.  He had just received a lost ring call and they wanted to look for it tonight.  But since Gregg was busy I would have to go on this one by myself.  Phil and some family members rented a cottage for a few […]

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  • Ring Found at Dyckman Beach, South Haven, MI (2020)

    No skill here, just plain luck!!  Received an email from Rachel late on Friday night saying her husband, Mike, lost his wedding ring in Lake Michigan.  They were smart to contact me so quickly.  The Big Lake was really churning yesterday and today was expected to be the same, so Gregg Larabel and I arrived […]

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  • Ring Found At Beach In South Haven, MI (2020)

    Michael and Hailey got married yesterday and today they were spending some time on the beach.  Michael reached back to scratch his back and somehow his ring went flying behind him. He called me at 3:30PM and within an hour Gregg Larabel and I met them at the beach.  Michael showed us where he was […]

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  • Ring Found At Oak Beach, South Haven, MI (2020)

    Levi, Ian and friends headed north to spend some time in the paradise of West Michigan.  They were enjoying some beach time today when Ian put his cap on the sand, and his girlfriends ring on top of the cap for safe-keeping.  When they were getting ready to leave, the cap went back on Ian’s […]

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Dave Boyer - Testimonials

  • I gotta say Dave and Gregg are the real deal!!! (2019)


    Steve here! I gotta say Dave and Gregg are the real deal!!! After 5 long days of my chain sitting at the bottom of Lake Michigan I was ready to accept that it was gone! But Tuesday night I randomly came across Ringfinders and Dave and called, and spoke with Dave the following morning. The very next day he and Gregg where on a mission. I liked how he acted with a sense of urgency and how dedicated he was to finding my chain. I am still In shock they found it! Along with all my friends and family. When he showed up at my job and handed me my chain, I skipped the handshake and gave the guy a hug! Haha! That’s how happy I was! These guys are legit! And masters of this craft! Have 2 be 2 find a chain in Lake Michigan in 8 inches of sand 5 days later in 15 or 20 minutes! Thanx again Dave and Gregg! I really am grateful for your help and glad I came across your website!

  • Both my husband and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts! (2016)


    I have shared my story with all my friends and family! I am so thankful for you guys and to know there are such nice people like you in the world brightens my day. I wish there was so much more I could do for you both, and one day I hope to give more!

    Both my husband and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts! Even our 2 year old was thrilled you found my ring! Some things are just irreplaceable and not everyone understands, but I can see that you guys do! Thank you thank you thank you!