Thomas Clyde

  • Land/Shallow Water Search

Cost For My Service

I work on a reward basis, that means you pay what you can afford and what its worth to you to have your lost item found. There will be a $35.00 gas fee depending on where you live and how far it is for me to get to you (if the item is not found) Please have a general idea of the location of the lost item. I do not/cannot detect in buildings, Government or Historical sites and definitely NOT gravesites or cemeteries.

Search Types

Land, Beaches, Salt and Freshwater up to 10 feet maximum depth.

Search Locations

50-mile radius from Chesapeake, Virginia.

Thomas Clyde's Bio

I have been relic/metal detecting for more than 15 years. I started off doing detecting underwater while scuba diving and added land and beach/shallow water detecting. I am a retired Paramedic/Firefighter (Retired since 2011) and enjoy the pleasure it brings to people when I'm able to locate their lost item. I won't videotape (for your privacy) and I don't post to any of the Social websites, Youtube, etc. But I may ask for a photo of you with the recovered item.

Thomas Clyde - Recent Blog Post

  • Post Hurricane Dorian find at Virginia Beach (2019)

    I provided a post of a ring find prior to Hurricane Dorian hitting our area. This find was several days later after the Hurricane continued past our area and the beaches were re-opened and safe. It still wasn’t safe to venture too far out into the waters but the local surfers were enjoying the wave […]

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  • Pre-Hurricane Dorian find on Virginia Beach (2019)

    Just before the hurricane came up the coast, I ventured out to cover some of the beach areas at our location. The winds were really whipping the sand around and there was NO WAY I was going to wade chest-deep (or shallower) into those waters. After the usual bottle tops, pull tabs, tent stakes, and […]

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Thomas Clyde - Testimonials

  • My family will forever be grateful for their work especially my grandmother... (2019)

    "For years, I had heard various stories from different members of my family regarding rings that had been lost on my grandparents’ property. One story mentioned my grandfather’s lost wedding, another was about a missing class ring belonging to one of my uncles, and a further one revolved around my father’s also absent class ring. At one point in my youth, my parents purchased me my own metal detector after I decided I wanted to see if any of these stories were true. Alas, my childhood inability to focus on one thing for more than a short period of time got the better of me and I gave up on the search.

    Now over a decade later, my grandparents’ home of almost 60 years is being sold and my ninety-two year old grandmother is moving in with my parents. While packing up their house, I suddenly remembered some of those old stories and talked to my grandmother about them. With the sale of the house pressing down on us, I felt a sudden compulsion to try and determine if any of those lost rings were actually out there once and for all. I pulled out the old metal detector, did a little searching, but alas it was to no avail. Not willing to give up just yet, I did a little googling and happened to come across TheRingFinders.

    I found a few local nearby guys through the site’s directory and sent them both messages. I got a response from Steve Andrews within hours of messaging him and he agreed to come out the following day. Unexpectedly, the next morning Tom Clyde messaged me as well to tell me he was already on his way. I was worried about both men showing up at the same time when they were expecting to be detecting alone. Fortunately, I was happily surprised to find out that both men knew each other and were willing to search together. With low expectations in place given the information we were going off of, I was shocked when after only forty minutes Steve pulled my uncle’s class ring from the ground. Both men were extremely professional, easy to talk to and communicate with, and were more than reasonable in their pricing. If anyone in the Hampton Roads area needs a ring or anything else of its kind found then they should not hesitate to reach out to either Steve or Tom. I am firmly of the belief that if either of these two men can’t find what you’re missing than no one can. These guys know what they are doing with their years of experience and various successful hunts serving as evidence for their skills. My family will forever be grateful for their work especially my grandmother who was profoundly happy to have a piece of one her late children back again."