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Quest Scuba Tector

Post by Jel » Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:54 pm

Hi all. Up until 10 minutes ago i was going to buy a Quest Scuba Tector from the Quest site. I'd been eyeing one of these for a while now and literally had my finger over the buy it now until i saw another option, 'water damage repair service' which is more than half the new price! I thought these were designed to practically live under water? Has anyone got one and if so, is it worth the £140 just to take on holiday and has anyone had problems as i only want to use it in 1-2m of water?

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Re: Quest Scuba Tector

Post by ajb6864 » Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:30 pm

I have one and use it 3-4 times per week in summer. When I bought it, it was the best small detector for snorkelling that I had seen. However, I have tried the Nokta underwater detector recently and I have to say that the pickup speed on signals is much better. I will probably pick one up for next season as I do think this is a definite improvement on my machine. No bias either way and the Quest has served me well, but just my honest opinion!

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Re: Quest Scuba Tector

Post by mrix » Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:49 pm

If you decide to go down the Scuba tector route we do have them listed here at the MDFShop.
You also have the option to make a offer to save a few more pounds ::g

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Re: Quest Scuba Tector

Post by yammy » Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:55 am

It is a strange thing to have a water damage repair service for a detector which is designed to be used under water.

The reason is there is a known design fault with the Quest Scuba Tector. Apparently the plastic film over the flashlight area cracks and lets water in.
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Re: Quest Scuba Tector

Post by ajb6864 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:08 pm

Today the very flimsy internal charging pins snapped off mine. I've got to say I think it was a poor choice of connector and, as a retired electronic engineer, not really up to spec for a machine that will require charging after every one or two uses.

It is a shame, as like I said previously it is great fun to use.

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