JW Fishers are synonymous with underwater search equipment. You would have likely seen their adverts inside the pages of DIVER for as long one can remember. The JW Fishers HQ is located about 35 minutes south of Boston, Massachusetts. From November to March, the entire New England coast is blanketed with cold weather and snow. Although New England and much of the Midwest are having some very cold days, some parts of the country are still enjoying the sun and opportunities to put JW Fishers’ metal detectors to work.
The Pulse 8X is the top of the line hand held underwater metal detector sold by JW Fishers Mfg. The unit has been rated #1 by US Homeland Security and continues to be the “go-to” product for many people looking to own a commercial-grade detector. Sales to military, police, search and rescue dive teams, public safety dive teams, commercial businesses, and recreational divers constitute the majority of sales year after year.
JW Fishers is proud to support local dive shops across the globe, and they are a key part of JW Fishers’ success. These organizations provide the world with incredible discoveries that otherwise would be lost to history. Sail Fish Scuba of Key Largo, Florida, is owned and operated by Chris and Jen Kerr. The Dive Boat, called “The Deeper,” is a custom built 38 Delta, the vessel a pleasure to dive from.
In November of 2018, two important archaeological maritime discoveries were made near the Upper Florida Keys by individuals who federal scientists lauded for reporting, rather than disturbing, their finds. Jennifer Kerr, owner of Sailfish Scuba was exploring the Hannah M. Bell shipwreck near Key Largo when she noticed a cannon on Elbow Reef that is now believed to be nearly 200 years old. The find comes the same month that Homestead commercial trap fisherman Jose Antonio Lopez Ruiz was looking overboard from his vessel and spotted what turned out to be the wooden wreckage from an unidentified ship from the 19th century near Alligator Reef off Islamorada. The wreck lies in about 25-30 feet of water.
The Pulse 8X was purchased by Sail Fish Scuba in attempt to verify the cannon and to search the surrounding area for any other debris. Since the purchase, Jen states; “our staff, using the Pulse 8X, have found now the carriage the cannon came off of, and many more parts of the old Spanish Galleon Ship.” A second cannon was also found covered in silt using the Pulse 8X. Jen shared that, since they received the Pulse 8X, there have been two occasions where engagement rings have been lost and found using their detector.
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