Greg was out fishing in Minto, Ontario with his Son Max. Max wanted a different lure in his rod. Greg leaned his rod against the boat to change the lure when a naughty fish yanked it right out of the boat!
Max said call Ally, she’ll find it! ❤️
I had fun with my dive gear hanging onto the back of the boat which added for a quicker grid search.
I managed to see the flash of the cork on the end of the rod! It made for a quick recovery!
Check out the video on this recovery!
This rod was very special to Greg and Heather as it was used in their wedding photos! Happy fishing Greg, Heather and Maxie!
Samantha and Friends were dockside enjoying a beautiful sunny cottage country day. She accidentally dropped her new iPhone 12 into the water between the two dock portions. They searched for hours but had trouble seeing the iPhone in the dark mucky waters below the dock.
I arrived late in the evening with my new lightweight battery operated hookah system BLU3 NEMO and my trusty Minelab Excalibur2 underwater metal detector!
Took me but 5 seconds to see Samantha’s iPhone shinny side up! Check out the video!
One very happy young lady and another donation made to the Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation charity in which Samantha received a tax receipt!!
Paying-it-forward!! I love using my passion for metal detecting and five detecting to raise much needed funds to financially support breast cancer patients in need 💖
I had a referral from another RING FINDER Anne for a lost wedding band in a pond in Pefferlaw, Ontario. Soon after, I received a call from Ron the ring owner!
I made arrangement to attend early Saturday morning. I brought along my trusty Minelab Excalibur2 underwater metal detector and my newly acquired DIVE BLU3 NEMO hookah system purchased last fall.
The search area was roughly 6’ to 10’ wide by zero to 20’ out from the dock. When Ron stated it was mucky, squishy bottom and black with zero viz… he WASN’T KIDDING!!
Check the video our of the recovery of this beautiful rose gold wedding band;
Ron being a former diver knew those conditions aren’t favorable nor wanted for anyone in the water! It’s very easy to lose ones bearings as you could see. I had to pop up a number of times to ensure I was heading back to the dock area.
I was thinking after my first down and back attempt, I would then switch to a Lazy “D” style grid pattern (1/2 moon) back and forth from dock outward!
Lucky on the way back to the dock and right under the dock ladder I heard the sweet gold tone on the Excalibur2!! I popped out with the wedding band much to the surprise and delight of Ron and Christopher!!
It was a pleasure to meet both these guys and a big thank you for the generous donation to the Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation in which they received a tax receipt!! PAYING-IT-FORWARD!!
Nolan was working in Sunridge, Ontario staking out a utility vault in a ditch at the side of a roadway. He was brushing away his pants with wet hands when he noticed out of the corner of his eye his wedding band fly off.
Nolan’s 14 karat wedding band was custom designed by his Wife with a centre ruby in between two amethyst gemstones to match her engagement ring.
We agreed to meet this weekend very early morning as the Ontario Highway 400 northbound cottage traffic can be crazy.
With a strict grid search using my Minelab Equinox 800 metal detector and small stock coil I was able to locate Nolan’s wedding band in 2 1/2 minutes!
Check out the video;
A very happy young couple and another donation grateful received came into the Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation!! Nolan received a tax receipt for his donation amount! #payingitforward!
Link to the charity (below) which I’ve been involved with for 13 years now with the last 4-5 years using my passion for metal/scuba dive detecting as a member of the global organization called “THE RING FINDERS”
Megan was sitting out on a dock with a pile of Friends when someone fell into the lake. She jumped up to help and her cell phone fell into the waters dockside in Gibson Lake, Port Severn in beautiful cottage country of the Muskoka Lakes region in Ontario!
I headed up after work with my underwater metal detector and decided to use my new DIVE BLU3 NEMO hookah system with the 10’ hose instead of all my scuba gear! The Blu3 Nemo hookah system is around 15lbs and is perfect for any recoveries 10’ or less!! Beats dragging all the gear and heavy scuba tank(s)!! I love this little unit!
During my underwater grid search I had a visit from Mister Bass. I pulled up some cans, bungee cords, a hot wheels car and finally managed to find Megan’s cell phone in 10-15 minutes! Hopefully the bag of rice I supplied will help save her phone/photos from damage being in the water for a few days already!
Here is the video;
I have a call out fee. When I recover the lost item, I don’t take a reward! Instead, I request the client to ‘pay-it-forward’ with an immediate online donation to the Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation! The client then receives a tax receipt for the amount donated!! This is my 13th year snowmobiling for the Kelly Shires!
Vanessa and Danny took their young Family for a drive to Toronto. Vanessa removed her engagement ring and wedding band and set it on the center consul inside the van. After applying hand cream, 10 minutes later she went to put her wedding rings back on and only saw her engagement ring and no wedding band.
After searching the vehicle, bags, and hand bag Husband Danny decided to pull apart the center consul as they noticed the ring likely slipped into a small crack. No luck.
Vanessa found my Ring Finders blog page and contacted me! I arrived after work and agreed with Vanessa that the ring was still inside the vehicle!
Danny assisted me with pulling apart the consul (again) and checking cracks in the plastic and upholstery with my Stanley scope. I then lifter the spare tire compartment behind the two front seats, checked across the seem and spotted the glorious glitter of the diamonds on the end of the scope camera!
Then of course…. Scheming with Danny and then surprising his Wife with the pink plastic kids ring to return her beautiful 18k white gold/Diamond wedding bands!!
Check out the video!!
YES, TEARS OF JOY!! PRICELESS!
Grateful for Vanessa & Danny’s generous donation to the Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation as part of my PAY-IT-FORWARD program instead of receiving a reward! They will receive a tax receipt for their donation 🙏🏻💖THANK YOU💖🙏🏻
Breast cancer has touched both their sides of their Families 🙏🏻 Also, an 🙏🏻AMEN🙏🏻 to our PRAYER to St Anthony for lost/stolen items!
I received a message from Anita in Etobicoke! Her pool guys we’re investigating a defective or faulted feed to an underwater light in the spa with continued breaker tripping.
The pool guys moved a large boulder but were unable to locate the deck box. Since the deck box had a metal lid, it was suggested to obtain a metal detector.
Anita reached out to the ‘Toronto Metal Detecting’ Facebook Group where I was recommended as a contact that could assist!
As a former salt water pool owner I understood how the construction of my pool went! We were able to locate the lid in 5-10 minutes under a piece of rock on the side of the spa!!!
Check out the video;
Another happy client and another charitable donation coming into the Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation in which Anita will be receiving a tax donation receipt!! Thank you Anita!
I love using my passion for metal/scuba dive detecting to help others and paying-it-forward raising charity donations!!
A young man from my town of Erin, Ontario named Patrick recently purchased throwing axes and knives. He was practicing in a nearby forest on his own property and unfortunately lost two of the items.
Patrick’s co-worker suggested that he could give me a call because She knew I was a registered metal/scuba dive detectorist with the global organization called “TheRingFindersDotCom”.
I met Patrick today and within 10 minutes found both of the lost items.
check out the video;
Patrick recently cut off 16 inches of his golden locks and will be donating it to charity. Therefore, I waved my call out fee and he will still be making a donation to my charity ‘The Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation’ to pay-it-forward!!
Snowmobile Friends Deanna and Terry had invited me down for a visit. Dee remembered that I metal detect and of course I usually always take my gear with me!
Terry was worried that if there were ever an issue or a flood he wouldn’t be able to shut the water off! The valve was buried 13 years ago since it’s installation! The town had trouble locating it and I understand why! There were a number of metal pieces in the stones of the driveway which made the challenge difficult for town worker and also myself!
I took a reading off another visible shutoff valve. 10/11 on the Equinox800. I checked the location back from roadway and went back to the driveway entrance. I had numerous signals and readings but had an area beside the fence with an 11 on the Equinox800. Terry grabbed my shovel and SHAZAM… 6” down was the missing water shutoff valve!! Missing for 13 years!
I advised them to call the Township office to come out and GPS the valve for their records!
Check out the video;
It was great have an outing during Covid but more to see some dear Friends and help them out! I also met a neighbour with some little kiddo’s Scotti and Maverick. I think I inspired two new little Pirates!
I can’t wait to hit the “GALLAGHER FARM MARKET” this summer for another visit and some amazing fresh produce!
Check out Terry and Deanna’s page, order some wonderful produce (Covid times) and head down for a lovely drive! www.Gallagherfarmmarket.ca ORIGINAL SINCE 1972!
NIAGARA region is absolutely wonderful area along with all the people and communities in it!
Nitin from Brampton & Bhavna from Caledon were recently engaged to be married within the last week. They made a trip up to Blue Mountain Village in Collingwood, Ontario for some fresh air and a day out!
Nitin decided to make a snow ball on the pathway between the parking lot and the village stores. He felt his 11g 14k white brushed gold and diamond filled engagement band fall off his finger.
Nitin purchased a metal detecting as well as a blow torch to melt the snow. Unfortunately, Nitin had no success but tried his best.
Nitin searched the internet and found the ‘The Ring Finders Dot Com’ directory where he found my information. We made arrangement to meet at the Village on Monday late afternoon.
With-in 54 seconds, I had a sold 9 VDI signal on my Minelab Equinox 800 detector with-in 2” in the snow. I cleared the snow with my boot and spotted the Nitin’s engagement band!!
Check out the video and surprise;
A very happy couple alongside Bhavna’s Mother who was visiting from overseas. All were elated with joy!
Nitin made a generous donation to the “Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation’ on my behalf at my requirement for my ‘pay-it-forward’ campaign raising charity donation using my passion for metal detecting/scuba dive detecting for this charity I’ve been associated with 13 of 22 years!!
Thank you Nitin & Bhavna for allowing me the honour to recover and return Nitin’s sentimental engagement ring!
I wish you both much love & forever happiness with your upcoming nuptials in May! Blessings to all!