Tesoro Tiger Shark Metal Detector with 10" Search Coil

Product Code: MD-TIGE-BA/10RC-LW-HW

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Fresh Water Detecting at its best

The Tiger Shark is hands down one of the best fresh water metal detectors on the market. This simple machine is made for the detectorist who wants to spend their time finding treasure, not memorizing special controls and techniques. The Tiger Shark’s Salt Mode changes the ground balance range to handle salt instead of minerals. This detector’s coil and headphones are hardwired to the machine to protect the machine from leaks, allowing it to be submerged up to 200 feet.

The Tiger Shark uses microprocessor technology to create a true dual function machine. In Normal Mode, the Tiger Shark works like any other Tesoro detector. It uses the same great ground balance and discrimination features that made the Bandido series so successful. On land, the Tiger Shark can be used for coin and relic hunting and even gold prospecting. By using the four controls on the outside, you can fine tune your detector to handle whatever conditions you are working in.

Working in the wet salt areas is where the Tiger Shark outshines the land detectors. In land conditions, the most crucial adjustment is using the ground balance to tune out mineralization. In wet salt conditions, changes in the conductivity in the sand cause most of the problems. The Tiger Shark uses a completely different set of internal settings in the SALT Mode than in the NORM Mode. There are no special controls or techniques to remember.

Includes the following items:

  • Upper Pole Assembly
  • Control Housing With Headphones Attached
  • Middle Pole Assembly With Pole Lock
  • Lower Pole Assembly
  • 8” round printed spiral searchcoil with 8' cable
  • 8-cell battery pack with 8 AA batteries installed
  • Tube of Dow Corning #4 silicone
  • Velcro cable straps
  • Operator Instruction Manual
  • Tesoro Warranty Card


Operating Frequency 12.5 kHz
Searchcoil Type Round, open center concentric
Searchcoil Size 8" or 10½" diameter
Audio Frequency Approx. 270 Hz
Audio Output Stereo Piezo Headphones
Weight (may vary slightly) Less than 4½ lbs.
Battery Requirement Eight AA DC (alkaline)
Battery Life (typical) 10 to 20 hours
Optimum Temp. Range 30° to 100° F
Operating Modes No-Motion All Metal (Fast & Slow Tune)
Normal Mode
Salt Mode
Silent Search Motion Discriminate
Maximum Depth Rating 200 ft