Gary Penta

  • Land/Shallow Water Search
  • Diver/Underwater Search

Cost For My Service

My service is on a reward basis, negotiated in advance, and payable only if the item is found. If I am required to drive more than 15 miles one way from Winter Garden, Florida to reach the search location, there is a call out fee of $25 to cover gas and toll expenses. This expense fee applies only if your item is not recovered. All underwater SCUBA dive searches carry a small fee of $10.

Search Types

Yards, Fields, Parks, Swimming Holes, Streams, Lakes, and Beaches (SCUBA certified)

Search Locations

Lake Buena Vista / Kissimmee / Windermere / Mount Dora / Apopka / Clermont / Orange County / Central Florida / Florida

I will travel up to 75 miles one way from Winter Garden, Florida to recover your lost item. Further distances may be discussed on a case by case basis.

Gary Penta's Bio

I fully understand the anxiety and the need for urgency when dealing with missing precious jewelry. As a 23-year retired military veteran living in Winter Garden, Florida I am always fully geared up and can provide an immediate and rapid response in most cases. I am an experienced metal detectorist, certified diver, and I have a very good reputation in the metal detecting community. You can learn more about me by visiting my website:

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Gary Penta - Recent Blog Post

  • Lost Gold Earring Found in Lakeland Florida (2022)

    Three days ago Sue lost a very special piece of jewelry in her large front yard. One day two after searching for several hours with no luck Sue purchased a used metal detector. However she soon discovered that the detector would not scan/read her matching earring. Luckily she was able to return it for a […]

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  • The Case of the Lost Ring – Kissimmee Florida (2022)

    A desperate Kissimmee Florida couple contacted me through the website. The man (whom I’ll refer to as Shaggy) and his lovely wife (who can only be nicknamed Velma) had been in their front yard the prior night enjoying the evening sunset when Shaggy’s ring flew off of his finger. Quickly grabbing flashlights they conducted […]

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  • Indian River Florida Ring Recovery (2022)

    A young newlywed was on his honeymoon with his new bride of exactly two days. They spent their special day together fishing in a remote spot on the Indian River in Florida. While handling a slippery catch he watched as his ring first fall off of his hand, hit once on the rail, and then […]

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  • Phone Rescue (2020)

    We called Gary to see if he could come out to look for a phone that we thought we accidentally buried in the front yard. Even though it was late in the afternoon, Gary was happy to come out the same day to our surprise. We appreciate his professionalism and timely response. Thank you Gary; […]

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  • Lost Ring in Lake Wales, Florida … Found! (2020)

    My husband Matt and I are extremely grateful for this team for finding such an important ring for us. When Matt said he found someone to look for his ring I was extremely skeptical. Knowing the conditions of the canal I really felt this was a wasted effort. When Jerry Burbaugh came up with a […]

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Gary Penta - Testimonials

  • We would not hesitate to recommend Gary ... (2020)

    "Gary Penta is the BEST!!! I will never forget the evening when my ring slid off my finger, bounced on the decking, and dropped into Lake Dora. Not able to sleep, I found the Ring Finders website around 3 am on a Sunday. The next morning my husband and I, along with many friends, desperately looked for someone to recommend a diver we could trust. By early afternoon, I contacted Gary in desperation. He immediately made arrangements to meet my husband at the marina. Bill (my husband) was impressed with Gary's integrity and professionalism. After 15 minutes in the water, the ring was found and the smile on Bill's face says it all. We would not hesitate to recommend Gary and only suggest that if you lose a piece of jewelry, you should contact him as soon as possible."