Tom Caldie

  • Land/Shallow Water Search
  • Diver/Underwater Search

Cost For My Service

I work on a reward basis. That means you pay what it is worth to you and what you can afford to have me find your lost ring.

I charge a callout fee. If the ring is not found, this covers my fuel expenses. We can discuss this when you call.

Search Types

Beaches, lakes, yards, parks, fields, homesteads. I have waterproof metal detectors and can search up to 5 feet of water, and will occasionally do shallow water dives of 30 feet or less. If you lost your ring in the snow call me ASAP.

Search Locations

Wisconsin, Northern Michigan, also Worldwide... Contact me if you are outside my area to discuss travel.

Tom Caldie's Bio

I am a semi-retired college professor who has a passion for metal detecting that I have turned into a part-time hobby.

I have found hundreds of rings and other treasured items over a 15-year period, and have references who will vouch for my trustworthiness.

If you feel there is hidden treasure on your property and you would like to discuss a search, please give me a call.

I look forward to helping you recover what is very special to you!

Tom Caldie - Recent Blog Post

  • 14k Gold Wedding Band recovered in Waupaca County (2020)

    Kevin was making memories, tossing his kids off the swimming raft into the lake when a unwelcome memory intervened – his wedding band also decided to take a plunge.   The bottom was 12 – 15 down with limited visibility.   Luckily, Jeff Wettstein was available with his hookah technology.     Tom Caldie was the aquanaut, and […]

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  • Lost wedding band recovered in Door County lake (2020)

    June 27th,  I was called up to a Door County cottage to find a ring that was lost the previous weekend. It was next to the dock on the “fishing” end of the lake, which means muck and weeds! It took me 90 minutes of probing with a small coil on the Minelab Equinox 800 […]

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  • Engagement Ring Recovered using Hookah Gear near Wautoma, WI (2020)

    On August 15th, 2019, Jeff Wettstein received a call regarding a lost engagement ring off the end of a dock in central Wisconsin.    Having just purchased and tested a new hookah arrangement with three 60-foot hoses, we were soon on our way to try recovering the valuable ring.    It was a cold week, […]

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  • Art-carved 14k wedding band recovered from Two Rivers beach (2020)

    On Sunday, September 28, 2019, I received a call from a young couple who had lost a valuable ring at the bottom of a stairway leading to the beach in Two Rivers, Wisconsin.    Normally, the stairway ended in sand, but Lake Michigan levels had recently risen to historic highs, so the bottom steps were […]

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  • Key West Wedding Band Recovery (2020)

    While on a metal detecting vacation to Key West, FL on  December 14th,  Jeff Wettstein, another ringfinder, and I were detecting Smather’s Beach, which is quite long.    I had found one 14k gold wedding band, but only a few coins after that, and it was getting late.   Suddenly a man rushed up to me […]

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