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

  • 125-year-old Engagement Ring recovered in Sturgeon Bay (2021)

    I had great success recovering a lost heirloom engagement ring last Friday in Sturgeon Bay. Its owner, Gena, had given it and her wedding band to her father while she went tubing. Somehow, it flew out of his pocket somewhere between the boat, the launch, and his house, though the wedding band was still there. […]

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  • Sapphire Ring recovered in Wisconsin Lake (2021)

    A few weeks ago, I traveled with Jeff Wettstein to a lake near Fremont to search jointly for a lost ring set. (Jeff and I are both ringfinders for Northeast Wisconsin.) Luckily, third time was a charm. We had the husband in a kayak directing us where to put the grid and dive, so we […]

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  • Lost Platinum Wedding Band recovered in Fremont area lake (2021)

    On August 14th, fellow Ringfinder Jeff Wettstein informed me that he was scheduled to referee three soccer games, so he needed me to help out on a recovery.  We frequently back each other up when we have other commitments, since we are the only two water detectorists/divers in the Green Bay and Fox Valley region. […]

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  • Precious Wedding Band Recovered from the bay of Green Bay (2021)

    Last June, I received a frantic request from Rob, a visitor from Los Angeles, California, who had just lost his wedding band.    He was renting a vacation home near Red Banks, was tossing one of his nephews off the dock into about 4 feet of water, and his wedding band splashed into the drink!  […]

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  • 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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