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

  • Badminton can be a contact sport! (2019)

    Received an email from Greg today saying he needed help in finding his wife’s earring that was lost yesterday playing doubles in their backyard sand filled volley/badminton court.  In the heat of the battle Greg swung and hit Kate in the head by mistake with his racket. After the match and heading back to the […]

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  • Sentimental ring found after 10 years under water in Matteson Lake, MI. (2019)

    Gregg Larabel, my fellow Ringfinder, and I searched for a lost house key for LeAnn (a special education teacher) a couple of weeks ago with no luck.  During that search LeAnn mentioned she had lost a ring years ago, and knew it was gone forever.  We had to twist her arm to hear the whole […]

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  • Nice watch found in sand at Grand Haven, MI (2019)

    Melinda was enjoying a day at the beach on Saturday and put her watch in her beach bag for safe keeping.  She didn’t look for the watch until Monday when she was going to the beach again.  No watch in the beach bag!  She went back to the same spot on the beach and searched […]

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  • Mom, let us see your new ring————oops! (2019)

    I received a phone call from sisters Carissa and Ashley asking for help in finding their Mom’s lost ring in South Haven.  Larry and Kathy rented a cabin on Lake Michigan for the coming week, and invited their daughters and their families to join them.  Enjoying the scenery out on the deck, the sisters asked […]

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  • Lake Michigan gives up a gold chain. (2019)

    I got a call from Steve, saying he lost his gold chain in Lake Michigan 5 days ago at the beach at Tunnel Park.  Fellow Ringfinder Gregg Larabel and I drove out there with the idea that his chain had already been found, or was now too deep to find after 5 days of pounding […]

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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!