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FAQ: What's The Best Good Affordable Underwater Metal Detector?

FAQ:  What's The Best Good Affordable Underwater Metal Detector?

Finding a good, quality, affordable, waterproof metal detector can be a challenge.  We sell metal detectors in all price ranges.  In the past, in order to get a halfway decent underwater metal detector - not just waterproof coil - you had to spend upwards of $500-600.  Recently a newcomer hit the market at the $250 price range.  Thus far, our feedback on them has been pretty darn good too.

Introducing the Nokta-Markro Simplex + Metal Detector

Nokta-Makro's tag line for the Simplex + is:


This detector is touted as a true "turn-on and go metal detector".  If you are looking for a high-end detector but you simply want extreme depth and basic features of a high-end device then this may be the detector for you.  Featuring a sleek, lightweight style, with preset modes (including beach mode) it can accommodate just about any level of metal detectorist.

nokta makro metal detector screen display

 The simple to use button layout and easy to read face plate display makes this detector a choice option for land and water hunting.

I have gotta say, we took the Simplex plus out a few times when we first got them in stock and were pretty in pressed with how easy they were to use, the cool features, and loved the audio output.  Additionally you can get the WHP or Wireless Headphone Version for only $339.15

Notable Features of the Simplex + Metal Detector

  • IP68
    Fully submersible up to 3 meters (10 ft) and protected from total dust ingress.
  • Iron Volume
    Turns off or adjusts the volume of the low iron tone.
  • Notch Discrimination
    Discriminates Target IDs of unwanted metals.
  • Search Modes
    Field / Park 1 / Park 2 / Beach / All Metal
  • Built-in Wireless Module
    Compatible with 2.4 GHz Nokta Makro Green Edition Wireless Headphones.
  • Vibration
    SIMPLEX+ will vibrate upon detection of target! Ideal for the hearing impaired users as well as for detection underwater.
  • Frequency Shift
    Get rid of EMI easily by shifting the frequency in small increments.
  • Fabulous Lighting for Night & Underwater Use
    SIMPLEX+ has it all - LCD Backlight, Keypad Backlight and LED Flashlight.
  • Retractable Shaft
    Shaft retracts down to 63 cm (25"). Great for easy transport, storage as well as diving!
  • Lightweight (1.3kg / 2.9Ibs)
    Well balanced - Enjoy detecting for extended hours without fatigue.
  • Built-in Lipo Battery
    Easily charge it with the supplied charger or a USB powerbank.
  • Online Firmware Updates
    Stay up-to-date with firmware updates (via USB on PC) and get the most out of your detector.

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  • Joshua Turpin