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Gold Mining and Treasure Hunting !!!

Started my Divemaster training August 2014 with Paradise Dive Center in Paradise CA.

As of Oct. 2019 I have logged 161 Dives.

We’ve dove at the Breakwater in Monterey , Meeks Bay at Lake Tahoe, Whiskeytown lake in Northern California & the Feather and Yuba Rivers ( Looking for Gold & Treasure )
Santa Catalina Island, and my favorite Cozumel Mexico......

I logged my

25th Dive at Bird Rock. Santa Catalina Island California U.S.A.

50th Dive at Paso Del Cedral Reef. Isla Cozumel Quintana Roo Mexico

100th Dive C-53 General Felipe Xicotencatl . Isla Cozumel Quintana Roo Mexico

200th Dive Working on it !!!!!

My Dive trips

Nov 2008 Santa Catalina Island on the Sand Dollar Liveaboard Dive Boat out of San Pedro Ca.

Sept 2009 Cozumel Mexico Dove with Del Mar Aquatics

Oct 2009 Santa Catalina Island on the Sand Dollar Liveaboard Dive Boat out of San Pedro Ca.

Sept 2010 Cozumel Mexico Dove with Dive House

Season Three is Now in Production !!!!

I worked on Season One and Two !!!!

Be sure to checkout the Underwater Metal Detecting shows !!! (Im in Episodes 1, 3, 8, 10, 12, and 21)


my Youtube channel Check out our video’s we have more than just Gold Mining video’s

Trail riding & Bedrock Busting for Gold My First Prospecting Video !!!!



OceanRanger - 27 days 23 hours ago.
Hey Jeff
You’re a machine! Man I just started my DM training and am getting ready for stress and rescue diver!
ScubaSiren63 - 9/26/2018 12:18 AM
Hi Jeff! You are a fascinating guy!
Smithsgold - 10/17/2018 10:42 AM
Thanks !!!!
AOWTimN - 1/24/2018 12:22 PM
Thanks for the db request.
I will have to check out some of those vids. I was once bitten
AOWTimN - 1/24/2018 12:25 PM
by the gold bug and caught the fever real bad. I would not be in Nor Cal now if it was not for that.
Smithsgold - 1/24/2018 2:02 PM
Hope you enjoy them !!!!
RN_Diver - 1/06/2018 2:06 AM
Hi Jeff, how do I add a new Dive Club to DB?
Smithsgold - 1/07/2018 2:44 AM
Click on Dive Clubs at the top of the tool bar hit Browse when that screen pops up on the Left hand side it will give you the option to add a dive Club. Hope this helps
Smithsgold - 1/09/2018 9:41 AM
Let me know when you get it done...
RN_Diver - 1/20/2018 1:41 AM
I’ve added it.
Smithsgold - 1/20/2018 11:45 AM
ok I’ll check it out
Scaredoffish - 7/07/2017 10:03 PM
Hi, thanks for the add! We are brand new divers and can’t wait to get out there! I take a magnet with me when I dive, but I would love to hear how you look for things!
Smithsgold - 7/10/2017 2:21 PM
Enjoy your diving !!!
Smithsgold - 9/16/2017 12:03 PM
Sniping for Gold and Using a underwater metal detector looking for mostly Gold !!!
Gypsybutterfly - 7/07/2017 6:35 PM
If you are looking for a buddy, give me a shout! I am a retired Instructor of over 25 years teaching and 37 yrs diving, PADI 49045, looking for divers wanting a female buddy. I live in Dallas and have my passport current. I have been retired to care for elderly mom and 5Yr old autistic grandson, so not a lot of money to spend on trips. I do have skills, making me an excellent dive buddy - can get away for short trips -
Smithsgold - 7/10/2017 2:22 PM
Best of luck
AYeezy - 6/17/2017 7:22 PM
Hey Jeff, got any NorCal dives planned anytime soon? Let me know if you do!
Smithsgold - 6/18/2017 8:27 PM
I think Tahoe at the end of July
Tzuchun - 5/19/2017 1:49 PM
Thanks for the add. If you’re coming to Okinawa for diving, please let me know!
Smithsgold - 5/26/2017 12:10 AM
Will do thanks
JulianSF - 4/20/2017 1:07 PM
Hey Jeff,
Thanks for the add, let me know if you need a dive buddy any weekend, I’m game for anything.
Smithsgold - 4/20/2017 1:39 PM
will do
Lifesabeach - 2/17/2017 8:31 AM
Appreciate the buddy request. Fairly new to diving, so experience has been limited to Florida and Caribbean, being located on East Coast. Would love to explore the differences in diving in the Pacific. My bucket list is getting longer and longer!