Joe Au-Franz

Cost For My Service

I work on a reward basis and the reward is agreed upon in advance. So, other than a local trip charge of $25 to cover my gas expense, if I'm unable to find what you lost, no matter how many hours I spend looking for it, you won't owe me a thing for my time.

This service anything on land and up to chest deep water only.

Anything above chest deep water we'll need to use scuba equipment for that service there's a $75 charge to suit in advance.

Search Types

Beaches, Parks, Yards, Playgrounds Campgrounds and Jobsites

I'm also a certified scuba diver and have my own boat if needed. I use the Minelab Excalibur II detector that is proven to work well on the island’s iron rich soils and underwater to 100’.

Search Locations

I cover all of Oahu. Mountains, valleys, coast and down to 100 feet underwater.

Joe Au-Franz's Bio

I'm originally from Erie, Pennsylvania and moved to Hawaii in 1980 as

an Electronic Warfare Operator Maintenance Technician in the US Navy.

My experience metal detecting is on Oahu in just about every environment

imaginable from local parks and beaches to underwater dive sites. I live 10

minutes from Waikiki.

With a little luck and a blessing I should be able to find your cherished


Check out my Facebook page “Metal Detecting Oahu” for some information on

how Metal Detecting can be used to find your valuables or just a fun

activity to do.