Sean Kelly

  • Land/Shallow Water Search
  • Diver/Underwater Search

Cost For My Service

I work on a reward basis which is at your discretion however I do require a $25.00 call out fee for work within 30 miles of Rockport with an additional 50 cents per mile thereafter. This call out rate includes diving searches in water depths of 20 feet or less. For deeper dives or those which are more complex, additional cost may be necessary but will be agreed upon in advance.

Search Types

Jewelry such as rings and necklaces, cell phones, watches, keys, property boundary pins or any other metallic items.

Search Locations

Any woods, fields, dooryards, gardens, beaches, parks, bodies of salt or fresh water. I work primarily in the counties of Knox, Waldo and Lincoln, however I am willing to travel to other areas.

Sean Kelly's Bio

As a former Sea Captain I am used to working in challenging conditions, utilizing technology and creative thinking to complete a goal or solve a problem. I have over 20 years scuba diving and over 10 years metal detecting experience. I will always do my best to reunite a lost item with its owner.

Sean Kelly - Recent Blog Post

  • Gold ring lost while cleaning snow from a car recovered in Bethel, Maine (2020)

    I received a call from Joseph on New Year’s Eve after he had lost his diamond encrusted gold ring clearing snow from his fiancées car. The ring had been a Christmas gift and after efforts to search with a security wand type detector were unsuccessful, I was called to conduct a search of driveway. After […]

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  • Wedding band lost in Maine lake recovered (2019)

                      I received a call from Shawn who lost his wedding band during a swim race against his brother last summer at their family camp in Otisfield, Maine. I was unable to locate the ring on my first search and after being haunted by this for some […]

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  • Lost Mother’s ring in Swan Lake Maine results in a double recovery. (2019)

    Jennie was wise in remembering to remove the platinum mother’s ring from her finger, giving it to her husband Wade to keep in his zippered pocket while she was waterskiing. Unfortunately  after returning back to their camp Wade jumped into the lake to move a swim float, at some point his pocket became unzipped and […]

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  • Lost wedding ring recovered from Penobscot Bay Maine (2019)

    I received a call from Steven Kennedy visiting from Seattle, WA ; who lost his gold and platinum wedding band during a swim in Penobscot Bay at his sister’s summer home in Northport, Maine. I proceeded to the site the following day just prior to low tide and began my dive. After removing some metallic […]

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  • Wedding ring lost in Rangeley Lake, Maine recovered. (2019)

    I was contacted by Kim whom had lost her wedding band overboard while she and her husband were anchored with some other boats in a small cove on Rangeley Lake,  Maine.  They saved the GPS coordinates and we returned to the site upon my arrival. The silty bottom became churned up during my search and I […]

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Sean Kelly - Testimonials

  • Sean Kelly is a miracle worker! (And a very nice guy, too) (2019)


    Sean Kelly is a miracle worker! (And a very nice guy, too)

    I will be forever thankful for people like Sean Kelly! I recently lost my gold/platinum wedding band in about 5 feet of salt water while swimming off my sister’s dock in Northport, Maine. I had recently lost weight, so it was a bit loose on my finger. When my hand went into the ice-cold water, the ring came right off. I tried diving for it for about 40 minutes, but only managed to stir up the sand on the bottom. I thought it was gone forever. My brother went to Google and found The Ring Finders website, and saw that Sean Kelly was located quite near Northport. He came out the very next day with his scuba gear and his positive attitude. He had checked the tide table for our location, and surveyed the scene off the dock. Then he went under and got to work. After surfacing about 4 times bringing up a lot of metal debris that was interfering with his metal detector, I was beginning to lose hope. But he told me not to lose hope, and he was determined to continue searching. The next time he surfaced, he had my ring! He said he found it a few minutes after saying an underwater prayer to St. Anthony (the patron saint of lost items). Sean is a real professional, and he is passionate about what he does. He obviously enjoys seeing the smile on your face when you realize he recovered something you thought was gone forever. Thanks, Sean!

  • Sean was awesome! He worked tirelessly until he found the ring (2019)


    While boating with friends, my wedding band & engagement ring went flying off my finger when I tried to swat a fly away from my face. Thankfully the engagement ring landed on our friend’s boat which was tied up next to us, but the wedding band was gone. We searched our boat and our friends, we weren’t even sure it landed in the water but my husband jumped in anyway to look for it, nothing. The next day we went back and my husband spent over two hours snorkeling trying to find it, no luck. After contacting our insurance agent we confirmed that it was fully covered but we didn’t want another ring, we wanted that one.

    I found Sean Kelly from on line, located in Rockport over 100 miles away, I wasn’t even sure he would travel to Rangeley but thankfully he did. Sean and his wife Darcy drove nearly three hours to help us.

    The ring was in 6-8 feet of water, the bottom was really silty, it took very little movement and visibility was almost completely gone. Given the size of the ring, the conditions and the amount of time that had passed (a week by the time we found Sean and he was able to come to our rescue) I really didn’t think it could be found but I knew we had to try, it was our Hail Mary.

    After an hour of searching, Sean came back to the boat for a second tank of air, a short rest and back into the water he went. Visibility was near zero due to the silty bottom, we could tell he was having a difficult time keeping his bearings but he was persistent.

    Nearing the second hour, I had pretty much given up hope and was resolved that my ring was gone forever. I started putting things away, preparing for the trip back to camp, and trying not to cry. But then Sean swam back to our boat, held out his hand and showed me my wedding band, I didn’t even try to hold back the tears. I think I was just as shocked to see it again as the day I lost it.

    Sean was awesome! He worked tirelessly until he found the ring and was invested in the search as much as we were. You can tell this is very personal for him, and his family. His wife couldn’t wait to call their daughter and let her know her Dad had found the wedding ring. We are so grateful and thankful to Sean, and his family who are so supportive, we could not have done it without him.

    If you lose something, first don’t panic. Second find some way to mark the location as best you can (my husband used gps, and took a photo of the shore line). Next, contact Sean! Oh, and DO NOT post on social media, let the professionals get there first!

  • If you ever happen to lose something you are in great hands with Sean!!! (2018)


    Sean we cant thank you enough for helping us out! When you are so stressed from losing something so valuable you are rarely thinking clearly. We all started searching the lake for hours until it got dark which caused the ring to go deeper into the sand making it impossible to find without your help. Luckily we came into contact with you and its unbelievable how quickly you were able to get out there and how soon you were able to find the ring.

    For anyone who has lost something Sean was extremely responsive and is just such a genuinely nice and honest person. It was a long drive for him and he made it a priority to come out the next morning (we spoke at 1 am) because we were planning to leave back to New Jersey. If you ever happen to lose something you are in great hands with Sean!!!

  • Thank you Sean Kelly from the very bottom of my heart. (2018)


    I will be forever grateful to Sean Kelly for finding my wedding ring. I was devastated, hopeless, and quite positive that I would never see or wear my most valued possession again. We were far north camping with family on vacation when Mr Kelly left the message that my ring was found – he wanted us to enjoy vacation