David Sheldon

  • Land/Shallow Water Search
  • Diver/Underwater Search

Cost For My Service

My price is usually $60 to show up & search, unless its in 8 feet or more deep in the water. In this situation the price is $100 to search if I need to use my scuba gear, I usually don't search in water deeper then 40 feet. It costs me at least $200 to go to other islands so they would have to pay that plus the searching fee.

Search Types

Dave's Metal Detecting is fully equipped to search on land or underwater. Our state of the art equipment allows us to search areas that other detectors cannot reach, and our experience gives us a highly-rated recovery rate of over 85%. Highly Referred by all major resorts, Lifeguards, Maui police Department, Maui park rangers, Wailea & Kapalua security, and most beach activity stands. We can also be found in the island yellow pages. Come check us out on Facebook.

Search Locations

Located on the island of Maui, Hawaii, I will travel to other parts of Hawaii.

Call me to arrange travel to other Islands to help you find your lost ring.

David Sheldon's Bio

Seven years ago Dave decided to make Metal Detecting one of his many hobbies and to our surprise his hobbie became a unusual but very successful business.Over these years we have had people point, laugh and question " What does he do" but through all of this Dave has stayed on top of his game, and today we can confidently say that Dave has helped more then 400 clients recover there most sentimental valuables.

Dave provides land and water recoveries.Dave has done water recoveries up to 30 feet deep. These recoveries are done by using our snuba devices, these devices help Dave to maintain his stability and oxygen levels underwater.

Dave has not only done what I would like to call one of the best jobs in the world, but he has done it with such Professionalism, open mindedness and a open heart. 90% of our clients are newlyweds.I ask you, how crushed would you be getting married on a beautiful beach and perfect settings when the ring of your dreams drops in the ocean and all the both of you can do is watch. This is one of many heart broken story's we get. Dave gets the call trys to calm the bride and groom down and tells them he's on his way. When he gets to the location it's crazy the Bride by now has everyone looking for it. Dave intoduces himself, gears up his metal detector and starts the journey. An hour goes by and the Bride is loosing hope when finally Dave finds it.The Bride ,Groom, family and spectaders are applauding crying and pretty much overwhelmed. "You just don't know the feeling" Dave says all the time. It's wonderful to know that your helping people and making a great ending to a aswome story that they will never forget! "Everyone loses stuff" Dave says and I know he will be there recovering it for them. Dave does what he does because it's the right thing to do . We believe if you help you will be helped in return. We have gotten such great blessing and made wonderful friends with every client he has helped!

David Sheldon - Recent Blog Post

  • Ring lost while saving elderly man from drowning Found & Returned by Maui Metal Detector Dave (2017)

    Aloha. I was called out to search for a ring lost while helping save an elderly male from drowning. Seemed like he was having a heart attack while snorkeling a little ways from shore. I met with Brandon the very next morning to search, about 2 hours into search No Luck. I went back late […]

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  • 10 year Anniversary ring Found Maui, Hawaii (2015)

    I got a call this evening from a lady crying saying she just lost her 10 year anniversary ring in the ocean please help. So i said i was just going to start the bbq with family but i can be there in 1 hour. So i quickly got ready and set out to search. […]

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  • (2015)

    I got a call the other night from a guest staying in Wailea, Maui saying he lost his wedding ring while boogey boarding a couple days ago. I told him i could come search after work. So we met around 10pm, by 10:30 he had ring in hand. Lost yellow gold ring w/daimonds found by […]

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  • Ring Finder Maui, Hawaii (2015)

     Aloha my name is Dave Sheldon. I have lived on Maui for 26 years. I have been metal detecting here for 16 years. Returned over 1000 items worth over $1 million. If you have ever lost anything dont give up, hire a professional metal detector. I can find rings just about anywhere- ocean, yards, beach, […]

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  • Found White Gold Wedding ring in 10 feet of water (2015)

    I got a call this morning from Brian from Washington. He said he lost his ring 2 days ago in about 10 feet of water. So i told him i could be there in about 3 hours. Around 45 minutes into the search ring FOUND:-) Love Making Smiles Happen;-)

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