Headhunter DiverPrice: $700
Based on 15 reviews
Very poor detector
Todd from Shell Lake, WI
Avoid it like a swarm of bees!
Save yourself people.
Paul from Palm beach
Save your $$ for a quality detector.
Chad from Lakeville, MN USA
Once I got it down to florida and took it in the water it stopped working. When I got back to the hotel and opened it up I found that it had leaked in both the control part and the battery part. I then sent it back, the company that I bought it from was very understanding and apologetic. The third one that I got started leaking when I took in the bathtub. My boyfriend then did something with the O rings and greased it up. When I took it in the tub again it didn?t leak so I took it to a spring nearby and it worked just fine. A few months later I took it to the beach and the headset never got wet. A few months after that I tested it to see if it was still working because I planned on going back to florida. It didn?t work, when I opened up the battery part they were corroded and when I tried to take one of the batteries out it broke. My boyfriend once again saved the day and got the broken part out, cleaned it up really good and it worked again.
I do not plan on ever taking it in water again, it is not waterproof and the craftsmanship is very bad. I never really found anything except for some change and a few bullets and some junk, I have never really had the chance to look for much yet but I will still give it a chance on land.
I looked and there still aren?t very many reviews on the Headhunter diver so I am leaving mine so that people don?t waste their money and time. I got 3 different ones and none of them worked right.
If you plan on getting an underwater metal detector, don?t get this one. You will be very disappointed.
Laura from Va, USA
I removed the earcup covering the circuit board to try and adjust the trimmers inside but really got things out of whack( don't do this unless you really know what you are doin!!) I finally gave up and sent the detector back to Detector Pro along with 75 bucks for their annual maintenance fee, preparing for more bad news.
Well, I got the machine back a few weeks later and they put in new seals and also a new circuit board ( I guess the old one was was bad after all despite what the previous owner had told me?) Anyway, I just took the machine out to a resort I had received permission to hunt in. At the swim beach, all I found was pennies and 1 nickel but was relieved to find the machine operated with no chatter even with sens at 10.
I went into the water, disc at 2.5, sens at 10, vol max, shallow pennies and other targets were extremely loud. The unit has excellent audio modulation, similar to a Tesoro Lobo Supertraq. I was hearing signals that I can only describe as a whiff-whiff as I listened to them swinging the coil back and forth. Most of them turned out to be very deep, estimate 10-12 inches, coins, mostly quarters, all black, been there quite a while from what another water hunter told me. I also got 3 ladies rings, 1 gold , in about waist deep water.
Good targets were scarce until I was in water between knee deep and waist deep and then found about 3 bucks in quarters and the 3 rings. I also modified my Babbs Beach Brute scoop by replacing the handle with a smaller 3/4 inch tube and had it anodized in red so my hand would no longer turn black from using it. I also removed most of the holes in the bottom of the scoop and bolted in some square holed mesh screen I had from another scoop. Now it sifts real fast AND catches the small stuff.
Tom Van Vleet from USA