Gary Penta

  • Land/Shallow Water Search
  • Diver/Underwater Search

Cost For My Service

Rates vary and are determined by the lost item, search area type, and location of the specific search area. Other factors may apply but you can expect professional and affordable service. Rates are always negotiated and agreed upon in advance. Travel expenses apply if I am required to drive more than 20 miles one way from Winter Garden, Florida to reach the search location. Electronic and cash payments accepted.

Search Types

Experienced in ring recoveries, lost cellphones, keys, irrigation boxes, property markers, and more. Yards, fields, deep brush, parks and beaches. Shallow ocean, streams, and rivers. Freshwater lakes, ponds, and dock dives are discussed on a case-by-case basis. Disney area resorts and hotel searches require property manager permission.

Search Locations

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

I will travel up to 60 miles one-way from Winter Garden, Florida to recover your lost item. Further distances are open for discussion.

Gary Penta's Bio

I fully understand the anxiety and the need for urgency when dealing with lost rings and other 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:

Gary Penta - Recent Blog Post

  • East Orlando Wedding Band Recovery (2022)

    Travis from Orlando called to ask for help finding his wedding band accidently dropped into a tall grassy patch on the side of busy  SR50. We both worked the area for about 20 before the ring was successfully recovered, with Josh himself laying first eyes on it. Thanks Travis,.

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  • Wedding Ring Recovered after Hurricane Ian (2022)

    “Gary is amazing! While my wife was working on our landscaping, her wedding ring unknowingly slipped out of her pocket. After frantically searching for it for a number of hours, we contemplated renting a metal detector to find it but thought it best to leave this to the professionals. Gary was extremely responsive, professional, and […]

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  • 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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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."