- Land/Shallow Water Search
- Diver/Underwater Search
- Accepts Visa
Cost For My Service
The cost of my service would be a fair finders fee that you and I would talk about before I come to search. If you're needing me to recover an item from water it's usually a bit more but definitely within reason.
Land detecting,water detecting and scuba diving...Beaches, parks, lakes & yards.
I will search anywhere between Kawartha Lakes and Kingston area (West to East) and anywhere in Prince Edward County up to Tweed area (North to South). I may travel further for special circumstances.
Stephane Coutu's Bio
I am an experienced detectorist and also a certified scuba diver. I have experience recovering items on land, water and beaches.
Stephane Coutu - Recent Blog Post
I was contacted by Tim and Terri-Lynn last week due to Tim having lost a silver chain and pendant. On the same silver chain, he had his wedding band and an old Masonic ring which belonged to Terri-Lynn’s Great grand father. Tim is an arborist and for good reasons, avoids wearing any rings when doing […]
Received a text from Bill and Angela this morning about Angela loosing her engagement and wedding ring yesterday. She lost them while tossing a ball for her dog in her backyard. These rings are a heirloom from her grandmother and extremely important to her. So off to Kingston we went this afternoon to meet with […]
Received a text from Dave and Lori yesterday evening from Buckhorn Lake, North of Peterborough. Dave was at the dock with his brother in law Marco, when he was wiping his hands and his diamond wedding ring fell off his finger, bounced once on the deck and then between two deck boards and into the […]
Received a phone call from Mark yesterday morning about him loosing his custom design Platinum wedding band while vacationing at a cottage in Havelock last Friday. He was pretty sure he lost it while swimming Friday night, at the end of the dock, which he mentioned that it shouldn’t be any deeper than neck deep. […]
Received an emergency phone call for a lost ring this evening in Cobourg. I was actually at North Beach provincial park, getting ready to go home after a beautiful day where else, at the beach. Gillian called saying that her daughter Nicole had just lost her grand mother’s wedding ring (Gillian’s mom) while swimming at […]
Stephane Coutu - Testimonials
Stephane, I cannot thank you enough for coming to my rescue... (2021)
Stephane, I cannot thank you enough for coming to my rescue. This ring is so significant to me. My grandparents and their love for each other was such an important part of our lives growing up, we learned about love and dedication, as well as the importance of family from them. This ring was given to me by parents after my grandmother passed and I have treasured it ever since.
It was also so nice to see how much you enjoyed what you do.
In a world that is filled with distrust and misinformation – we can attest to the fact that Stephane truly does live up to his reputation!!!! (2021)
My husband and I are so incredibly happy to have found Stephane.
My husband’s ring fell off his hand as he was wiping off some spider webs he got on his hands from our dock chairs. I rarely see my husband as upset as he was when this happened. We were both stunned and did not know what to do.
We are new to Buckhorn and having work done on our property and so we reached out to the wonderful people around town that have helped us so far. Unfortunately despite reaching out to so many people, it was very difficult to find anyone that could help us. The water conditions were not good. Cold water, lots of silt/wood, deeper water, and to make things worse – it happened late Friday afternoon.
We did not know what to do but we did know that the longer the rings stayed in the water – the less likely it would ever be retrieved. Then, as I was feverishly googling for help, I came across Stephane’s website. My husband reached out to Stephane and he promptly replied and agreed to come out the next day which was a Saturday. He had to drive 3 hours to get to our place! We were trying to stay positive and really did not know to what to expect but we did see some of the testimonials so we were quite hopeful. At least for the first little while but as time passed as as it approached almost 2 hours of almost non stop underwater searching, we both started to feel the excitement dwindle.
But Stephane never gave up. He was shivering and cold but continued to go under our dock, in the dark and blindly feel his way through silt, sticks and stones – until he finally found it! We were both in shock and disbelief!
Stephane is a wonderful and kind man. It is clear he is an amazing scuba diver but what stood out even more, he is commitment to help people when they have already given up hope. He works tirelessly to ensure he is successful not for the money, but for the satisfaction he gets out of bringing people so much happiness and joy!
It was truly a pleasure meeting Stephane. In a world that is filled with distrust and misinformation – we can attest to the fact that Stephane truly does live up to his reputation!!!!
We are so happy that we are now referring to our inlet as Stephane’s inlet:)
Thanks again Stephane!
Lori and Dave
I would strongly recommend reaching out to Stephane to find your ring! (2021)
It was a cool summer night, and the water was frigid but tempting.
My friends and I decided to go into the water for a late night swim.
A man should know what happens in water that cold… as George Costanza would say, “significant shrinkage”. It was the perfect storm to have a ring slip off my shrunken finger.
The next morning, I searched the bottom of the lake with no luck. On my way home from the cottage, I thought of renting a metal detector, but I was no Jacques Cousteau.
Luckily I got put into contact with another famous underwater explorer, Stephane Coutu!
Thinking I had lost the ring in shallow water, I told him to first search without his scuba gear. I was wrong…
With a small glimmer of hope and one last shot, Stephane came out on day two with his full scuba gear. His will and determination lead him to find the ring in deeper waters!
I couldn’t be happier with the amazing support and positive attitude that Stephane displayed throughout this process. For those of you who are in an unlucky situation like I was, I would strongly recommend reaching out to Stephane to find your ring!
Thank you for the incredible work you do... (2021)
Thank you Stephane, mere words cannot express our appreciation in finding this ring.
Nicole was heartbroken and devastated when she called me to say she lost grandma’s ring in the lake. I joined her at the beach and we looked, with the help of kind Cobourg beachgoers, but could not find the ring. Nicole was refusing to leave the beach until she had grandma’s ring. I am so thankful you came up in my google search, even more thankful you dropped everything to show up a mere hour later. You said to me on the phone, “before the sun sets, that ring will be back on Nicole’s hand”, a promised backed up by experience and in the end you were right!!! Your confidence settled our nerves and your experience is why anyone, who is heartbroken by a similar circumstance, should call you. The day ended with tears of joy, great relief and not heartbreak. Thank you for the incredible work you do. With sincere thanks and appreciation Gillian
Very happy with this service and will be recommending you to everyone... (2021)
Thank you so much for your help Stephane. Without you, it never would have been found. I thought I would have found it by skimming the water with goggles, looking at the surface. I never would have guessed that it had gone 10 inches below the sand. Very happy with this service and will be recommending you to everyone I come across across that has lost a ring
Stephane was unbelievable... (2020)
Stephane was unbelievable. Got the job done as advertised. He was the talk of the campfire that evening. I wouldn’t recommend losing your wedding ring at the beach. If you do, Stephane will find it.
We will forever be grateful to Stephane... (2020)
We will forever be grateful to Stephane. We contacted him and he responded minutes later, ready to help. Despite the rainy weather conditions, he was willing to head out and search right away. He was very professional and communicated with us throughout the whole process. You can tell he is very passionate and dedicated about what he does. Thank you so much Stephane!