I made a post on Facebook that I was looking for a spotter for a scuba dive ring recovery job in Otty Lake, Perth which is in Eastern Ontario.
Within a few hours one of my girlfriends called and said her Husband Mike saw my post!
It so happened that Patti was headed to the Family cottage on the weekend and go figure… on the SAME LAKE!! She also informed me that three weeks ago she lost her favourite Alexander MacQueen prescription reading glasses under or near the dock and no one could find than.
Patti then agreed to be my spotter and we set the date and time!
Patti was kind enough to make a post on the local Otty Lake page to see if anyone else needed assistance for lost items. Sure enough a message came in for yet another men’s wedding band lost in the water! Those two successful ring recoveries will be posted shortly as I’m still co-ordinating meeting up with the ring owners to return and grab some photos for the blog!
I brought along my trusty Minelab Excalibur2 underwater detector as my DIVE BLU3NEMO portable battery operated hookah systems! This unit has a ten foot hose, is light weight, easy to use and perfect for dock dive detecting!! (I’m an affiliate for DIVE BLU3 NEMO & the new NOMAD… contact me for more information)
Within five minutes and half way under the dock I came upon Patti’s reading glasses just sitting there!!
Check out the underwater video and surprise;
Patti was overjoyed to receive her favourite pair of reading glasses back!! But I was more grateful for Patti’s spotter and set up help for the other two ring recoveries!!
Thank you so very much Patti for your generous donation to the Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation! I am on my way to break last years charity fundraising mark! Patti also received a tax receipt!! We all win!
A long time Rexdale Friend Andreas lost his valuable prescription Maui Jim sunglasses 3 weeks ago swimming in Allen Lake in Harcourt Park in beautiful Haliburton Highlands cottage country area! Stunning area all 4 seasons!
Metzy knew I was a registered metal/hookah/scuba dive detectorist with the global organization called www.TheRingFinders.com
I was in the area and made arrangements to help him out! I decided to use my BLU3 Nemo which is a portable hookah dive system with a 10 foot hose and operated with a lithium ion battery! It’s amazing piece of equipment which is only 12lbs! Makes for an easier application than full scuba gear as not to stir up the silt as long as I’m weighted correctly!
Metzy dropped anchor at the location he thought they were swimming. I started a grid search and looking for he previous anchor drop/drag marks. Five to ten minutes later I saw his beauty blue sunglasses!! He was off by 80’ or so but gridding covers the area properly!
Check out the video of the recovery;
Andreas pulled me over to the “Lake” Par-Tay sauna/BBQ floating flotilla! Lucky to warm up in the sauna and meet the Allen “Lake” pirates! ARRRH AWESOME!
Andreas is a happy camper again sporting his prescription Maui Jim’s!
Todd and his buddies from Sudbury, Ontario booked into the ‘stay & play’ Seguin Valley Golf & Country Club, Seguin, Ontario just south of Parry Sound!
A few days away on a guys get-a-way golfing adventure! A few bevies may have been had. Todd decided to swim 200’ over to an exposed rock area and he felt his wedding band fell off.
The guys all headed back home and I received special permission from the manager Gail. You see one of Gail’s employee Marci Vine is an amazing Friend and Kelly Shires Pink Sista recommended me!! Marci advised Todd to call me!
So I headed up to the golf course, received directions to cabin #2. Todd provided a photo of the area. I swam over to the rock with all my gear and searched for approximately 10 minutes with no luck. I decided to check the top of the rock!
BINGO!!! Solid tone on my Minelab Excalibur2 underwater metal detector and I found Todd’s wedding band sitting on top of the rock just under some small shrubs! I swam back and surprised FaceTimed Todd with the good news!
check out the video;
Thank you Todd for trusting me to recover and return your wedding band! And Thank you for the donation to the Kelly Shores Breast Cancer Foundation as well! He receives a tax receipt!
Thanks also to the staff at Sequin Valley G&C Gail for permission and Marci for the recommendation!
I mailed Todd’s wedding band back and he’s out of the dog house!!
Ken had posted on a Facebook group page seeking the help of a scuba diver to assist in looking for his Son’s wedding band lost of the dock area.
They were headed out to go waterskiing and his Son jumped from the dock as the boat was leaving, caught his hand on the ski rope and watching his wedding band fall into the waters below.
I offered my services but I felt Ken didn’t believe the ring could be found with low visibility below. I advised him I had a high success rate of return.
I reached back out to Ken in the later part of the week as I was headed up to the Sequin Valley Gold Course area south of Parry Sound to search for another lost men’s wedding band. I again offered to assist and Ken decided to take me up on my offer!
Roughly 20-25 minutes later I was please to recover his Son’s titanium wedding band!!
Check out the video of this underwater ring recovery;
I’d like to thank Ken and his Family for their very generous donation to the Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation in my “PAY-IT-FORWARD” charity fundraising efforts! I used my passion for metal and scuba dive detecting to raise charity donation to assist patients/ Warriors fighting breast cancer!
After all, Eighty-five decked out pink themed female driven snowmobiles cross Fairy Lake for the yearly Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Snow Run’s the first weekend in February and we turn Hidden Valley Resort and the Town of Huntsville PINK!!! Maybe Ken’s Wife Lynn will join us for the 23rd annual Snow Run February 2022!!! I’m working on it 🌸💖🌸💖🌸
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!