Tiger Shark Metal Detector



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.

The Tiger Shark Searchcoils are now Hardwired

Operating Frequency 12.5 kHz
Searchcoil Type Round, open center concentric
Searchcoil Size 8" diameter
Audio Frequency Approx. 270 Hz
Audio Output Stereo Piezo Headphones
Weight (may vary slightly) Less than 4 1/2 lbs.
Battery Requirement Eight AA DC (alkaline)
Battery Life (typical) 10 to 20 hours
Optimum Temp. Range 30 degrees to 100 degrees F
Operating Modes No-Motion All Metal (Fast & Slow Tune)
Normal Mode
Salt Mode
Silent Search Motion Discriminate
Maximum Depth Rating 200 ft

Click The Video Below to see the Tesoro Tiger Shark in action finding gold and silver rings! 

On this video my wife and I are headed to Puerto Rico on a much needed vacation.  This vacation was actually more for her, but she was kind enough to allow me to take along my gold pan and Tesoro Tiger Shark metal detector.  I metal detected for a few hours all in all...I had to spend time with the wife and plus I wanted to spend some time snorkeling.  It did not take more than an hour to find my first ring and it was 14 karat gold!  The second one came about an hour later and was .925 sterling silver!  That plus about $10 in clad coins made lugging along all of this gear well worth it. 

Check out my next video from my Puerto Rico trip for a little Puerto Rico gold prospecting and panning.

I did a bit of underwater detecting, but soon found out that my Go Pro cameral battery was dead...I got a little footage but since I didn't find anything too spectacular underwater, we will save the underwater footage for later (it is still interesting to watch).



  • Model: MD-TIGE-8R
  • Manufactured by: Tesoro

Current Reviews: 1

This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 10 July, 2012.