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 Douglas, Michigan (2022)

    Another Douglas Michigan Ring Found! I received a text from Garth that his wife, Tina, had lost her ring a couple of days ago at their vacation cottage on Lake Michigan. A few weeks ago also in the Douglas area, I found the wedding band of Garth’s cousin, Dan, so Dan gave Garth my number. […]

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  • Ring Found On Lake Michigan Beach at South Haven. (2022)

    I was on the golf course with my brother-in-law, when I received a text from Ross, saying that his wife, Natalie, had just lost her wedding ring on a Lake Michigan beach after 16 years of marriage. I texted him back, telling him we could be there later this afternoon, and hunting partner Gregg and […]

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  • Ring Recovered in Douglas, Michigan (2022)

     I received a text from Dan, saying he had lost his wedding band. He and his wife, Emily, were visiting from their home in Missouri, vacationing at a private home on the shore of Lake Michigan. Spending the beautiful day on the sand beach with lots of family and friends, Dan noticed his ring was […]

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  • Pocket Knife found in Paw Paw, Michigan (2022)

    Lost Pocket Knife in Paw Paw, Michigan. I received a phone call from Larry this afternoon, stating that he lost a pocket knife with a lot of sentimental value. His late wife gave him this knife, so it’s important to him. While trimming his iris flowers as it was getting dark, the knife flew out […]

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  • RIng Found at Oval Beach, Michigan (2022)

    Laura Did It Again, Oval Beach Michigan: Laura lives in California but spends the summer months with her mother here in West Michigan. On her 2020 visit she had lost her wedding ring at Oval Beach, and Gregg Larabel and I went to look for it and Gregg found it. Today, Laura called again. Almost […]

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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!