Dave Cartee

Cost For My Service

I work on a reward basis, that means you pay me what it's worth to you and what you can afford for me to come out and find your lost item. We can discuss it further when you call.

If your search requires me to dive, please contact me to discuss the cost for this specialty search.

In addition, I donate 15% of any reward to the Ronald McDonald House charity.

Search Types

I have a top of the line land machine as well as an amazing saltwater machine that lets me find your item on the beach or in the surf. In addition, I have been diving for 25 years and my machine allows me to find your item in much deeper water.

Search Locations

I live in Pensacola, FL but I am willing to go as far west as Mobile, AL, east to Destin, FL and north to Montgomery, AL as well as anywhere in between.

Dave Cartee's Bio

I am 44 years old and have a wife and two kids. I have lived in Pensacola for 33 years. I first became fascinated with metal detecting as a kid when I helped my grandmother dig up an old hotel door lost in a hurricane that she located using an old Radio Shack detector on the beach. By the time we id'd it we had so many people watching and the paper even took her picture. It was so exciting and that got me hooked. Since then I have much better equipment and have learned quite a few techniques but each target is still just as exciting. At the end of the day I joined Ringfinders because there is no better feeling than finding something for someone they thought was lost forever.

Dave Cartee - Recent Blog Posts

  • Lost Ring Pensacola FOUND! (2017)

    I was detecting on the beach when I had a nice man come up and ask if I could help them.  His friend Kelly had dropped his wedding band in neck deep water 5 hrs earlier.  Kelly was so upset that they couldn’t find his ring that he’d had on his finger for 25 years […]

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Dave Cartee - Testimonials

  • So if you have lost a ring and are in the Pensacola area, give Dave a call ASAP! (2017)

    Just want to say thanks to Dave for helping us out. We think my wife’s ring fell off in the ocean. At the time we combed the beach as best as we could.

    We left Perdido Key with out the ring. When we got back I did some searching online, found The Ring Finders, and decided to give Dave a call. He was friendly and very generous with his time. He took a detailed account of our story.

    That day he was out in search for it but unfortunately was unable to find it. We feel between the tides and storms, the ring was no longer remotely close to where we had been. I wish we would have called him sooner and likely would have had a different outcome. So if you have lost a ring and are in the Pensacola area, give Dave a call ASAP!