Handheld Underwater Metal Detectors Assessment Report

Executive Summary

Handheld underwater metal detectors assist public safety divers with locating metallic objects underwater by providing visual, audible, and/or vibration alerts when these objects are detected. In August 2013, the System Assessment and Validation for Emergency Responders (SAVER) Program conducted an operationally oriented assessment of handheld underwater metal detectors.

Assessment Results

Assessment Results

Criteria Ratings

Criteria Ratings

Pros and Cons

Pros and Cons

Full Review

Emergency responder agencies that consider purchasing handheld underwater metal detectors should carefully consider each product’s overall capabilities and limitations in relation to their agency’s operational needs. For a full report including assessment methodology, see the full report.