Minelab Excalibur II review in 2022

Minelab Excalibur II is a great metal detector, aimed for the experimented users. that want to go underwater. 

If you are not familiar with this brand or you are a novice,  this is not a model for you to start with, because it’s expensive and it’s hard to get started with this model because it has a high learning curve.

I can recommend you other good metal detectors in here which you can start with.

When it comes to Minelab metal detectors, they always offer quality without exceptions!

You will have to read the user manual to get the hang of this device and yes, that’s how complex this metal detector is!

Is Minelab Excalibur II waterproof?

Yes, this model can be fully submerged underwater.

Appeareance of Minelab Excalibur II

It has a really interesting design, it has a fluorescent bodywork and you’ll be able to see it in case you drop it underwater because it will be bright enough.

It is made from high-quality materials, even the battery consists of nickel metal hydride which lasts longer than the usual ones.

The coil is light for a steady balance and it is considered easier to use in any condition if it’s on the ground or in the water.

Features of Excalibur II

  • Waterproof up to 66 meters or 200 feet
  • Enhanced performance in salt water
  • Multi Frequency 1.5 – 25 kHz
  • Automatic ground balance sensitivity
  • Waterproof Power Supply
  • Rechargeable Adapter

Minelab Excalibur II review:

There’s only one downside with Excalibur II, there’s no battery gauge which makes it hard to predict when you’ll run out of battery. That’s really unfortunate because everything else is really outstanding.

This usually comes with headphones and a car charger as well, so all you have to do is to pack it in your car and go metal detecting.

This is a really remarkable model, from most of the reviews I’ve read on the web, I’ve seen only 5 out of 5 stars given.

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I’m one of the founders of this blog. A 32 yr old from Lincolnshire & proud father of 3 beautiful children. My first metal detector was a garret ace 150 but I am currently using the Garrett ace 400i. My best find was a roman coin. Feel free to ask me any questions.

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Faust - October 10, 2017

My excalibur became a nightmare soon after it was purchased new in UK, i had battery I pod problems,tuning problems, then while I visited USA It broke down again and It was sent to LA for repairs. IT came back to me as new, machine, new board new coils and headphone, I used a month and I stored away in my wardrobe. Last year I used again and after a month it broke down.i sent for repair in UK, only to be told that were unable to repair
It as it was too old.It returned to me with broken coil and headphone cable, and a pair of old used headphone, not mine one for sure.I had a terrible experiace and I recomand to be well away from repairs delers and also Minelab detectors, specially the useless Excalibur that will cost you an arm and a leg on repairs.if you find the right people for the job !

    Steve - October 11, 2017

    Wow, it’s the first review here and I’m sorry to hear what you have to go thru. That was probably like a nightmare for you to go with the same bad experience twice. I’ve seen many other comments and only good reviews so far in popular sites. I’m wondering if you are sure you didn’t get a fake Excalibur ii?
    I’ve heard that there are some fake metal detectors hitting the market and that’s why I’m wondering?

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