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

  • 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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  • Wedding ring recovered at Washington Island, Door County (2019)

    On June 18th I was contacted by a group of vacationing friends who were very concerned about a lost wedding ring.   They saw it fly off Jen’s finger into the lake while they were paddle boarding.  Needless to say, they were on pins and needles worrying about it.   It was 90-mile drive, plus a ferry […]

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  • Last water find in bay of Green Bay before winter (2018)

    On Friday October 5th, I put on my wetsuit and drove a short distance out of Green Bay for a ring search.   It had been lost the previous weekend when Tim, the ring’s owner, had been pulling his dock out of the water for the winter.   He saw the ring plop into the water, and […]

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