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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. 2017 I have logged 158 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

I’m the Former Production Coordinator for Forest Cove Productions.

I worked on a show called Adventures in Prospecting it can be seen at

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)

Got a Question on how to find Gold just ask !!! ———————————————————————————————

How to Snipe for Gold Video

Hunting Gold Nuggets With A Metal Detector

Video’s by my friend Gary Honan


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!
Smithsgold - 2/16/2017 12:10 PM
I made a 95% on the following quiz:
Basic Life Support and First Aid Quiz
metalheadluigi - 12/15/2016 3:58 PM
Thanks for the add Jeff. Feel free to let me know if you are planning on getting in a Nor Cal dive anytime. We could always meet up onsite.
Smithsgold - 12/15/2016 4:04 PM
will do !!!
WaterBoy700 - 12/26/2016 7:33 PM
Ok. I travel so much it is hard to go diving. But like I said I go by the Blue hole more than my house?
dsp - 12/07/2016 11:14 AM
cool profile jeff! thanks for the add! Hope to dive together at some point soon ;)
Smithsgold - 12/07/2016 12:09 PM
Thank you , sounds like fun !!!!
UnderSeaLevel - 10/12/2016 10:35 PM
Hey Jeff, you must of send that am interested in treasure dives. I have all the equipment ready and service the Only peace am missing is the detector which seems pretty pricy do you have a recomendation. I don’t want to through money away or not have what I really need to start with. I will chech out you video and shows for interest. Am in center Florida on the gulf side so one I gain so dives under my belt this is what I will be seeking to do. Also if you know of any people or companies who would let me join in for the experience that would be awesome. Not sure how this all works am as green as the seaweed. But excited to be so close to actually doing this.
Smithsgold - 10/12/2016 10:53 PM
The Best Advice would be to look around and see what detectors the Locals are using and go from there on Price you get what you pay for so I’d save up and get a good one rather than getting a cheap one.
Smithsgold - 10/12/2016 10:56 PM
Kellyco there in Florida should have all the brands look them up. Also look up the Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum in Key West Florida Good Luck keep me posted !!!