Thomas LeDew

  • Land/Shallow Water Search

Cost For My Service

I work on a reward basis, that means you pay me what its worth to you and can afford for me to come and find your lost item or property. Give me a call and we can discuss further.

Search Types

I can search on land, on the beach, in shallow water and in surf to 6 foot deep or so. I have a top of the line machine specific for water searches and another outstanding machine for searches on land.

Search Locations

I live in the Pensacola area and am listed as working Orange Beach, Alabama and Navarre Beach and Ft Walton Beach. I am willing to conduct searches West to Gulf Shores, Alabama, the western Inland parts of the Florida Panhandle and southern Alabama to the Destin area and anywhere in between both on land or in the water in the event a local ring finder is not available.

Thomas LeDew's Bio

I’m in my sixties, and live in Pace, Florida which is close to Pensacola. I've been married to my beautiful loving wife for 36 years and Father of two gorgeous Daughters. I’ve performed many lost ring and property recoveries in the past 4 years as a The Ring Finders member but have learned my detectorist skills several years before that as a hobbyists hunting with my son-in-law (who’s also a ring finder). While hunting the beaches people would often approach me and offer a reward for help finding their lost property. After awhile it became apparent I needed to upgraded my equipment specific to hunting jewelry in water and on land and I learned the techniques to successfully do so. There’s lots of reasons I find peoples lost property, its great exercise, a way to finance my hobby, I really like the beach, and its a really fun challenging adult treasure hunt. But most of all, its the smiles when I can return a precious, cherished ring and make someones vacation whole again, no more worries and no regrets!

Thomas LeDew - Recent Blog Post

  • Ring Found at Pensacola Beach (2023)

    Alex and Cali contacted me asking if I could find Alex wedding ring that he lost in the water at Pensacola Beach. They were afraid of losing it and wanted me to come that night, I said I couldn’t come that night but would meet them at first light the next morning. Both Alex and […]

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  • Wedding Ring Found at Orange Beach Alabama (2023)

    Chad and Renee are the nicest people you would ever want to meet. Friendly, outgoing, all around warm folks vacationing at the beach. And while at the beach that day, became local celebrates. Chad accidentally lost his wedding ring, in the Gulf of Mexico, where in sank in the sandy bottom, out of sight. Renee […]

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  • Heirloom necklaces recovered on Mothers Day (2023)

    Mary Ann lost her heirloom neckless on the day before Mothers Day. Her Mothers wore it every day for as long as She could remember. Mary Ann had worn it everyday since her Mother passed about 10 years prior and promised it to her Daughter. Needless to say the emotional attachment for three generations made […]

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  • Ring found at Navarre Beach (2023)

    Steve called me asking if I could find a ring. Steve’s wife lost her new anniversary ring while doing some yard work at their home in Navarre. Their backyard has a lush landscape with a thick carpet of grass where a ring could easily fall in and be hard to locate. In addition there property […]

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  • Lost Ring Found at Navarre Beach (2022)

    Alex, his wife Andy along with their two adorable children were vacationing for a few a days on Navarre Beach. Alex was careful to put his wedding ring in the beach bag before playing with the kids in the sand on Sunday. Some where in the outing his ring fell out of the bag maybe […]

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Thomas LeDew - Testimonials

  • Thank you again from all of us! You will be one our heroes always. (2022)


    Thomas, thank you for your kindness and persistence in finding my grand-daughter-in-law’s wedding ring! Our whole family is happy about this, and we are so thankful that their vacation has a memorable best ending. By all accounts, your search took a long time, and I am sure seemed hopeless at times. Thank you again from all of us! You will be one our heroes always.