Nokta Makro PulseDive Scuba Detector and Pinpointer Review

Nokta Makro PulseDive
  • Country TU
  • Warranty 2 years
Specs
  • Waterproof Rating: 200 ft Maximum Depth
  • Lendth: 11"-15.3"
  • Operating Frequency: 3 kHz
  • Thickness: No Information
  • Tuning: Automatic / Manual
  • Weight: 10-14.8 oz
  • Indicators: Audio / Vibration
  • Battery: 1659 mAh Lithium Polymer (USB)
  • Controls: Power / Function / Adjust Switch
  • Battery Life: No Information
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We have already provided reviews practically for all pinpointers available on the market. Scuba detectors are also no wonder for us… However, PulseDive is a truly new and curious product, at least in terms of technology and how it was applied in practice.

Nokta Makro PulseDive Scuba Detector is two-in-one device: an underwater mini-detector, and a pinpointer. This is a daring move by Nokta Makro to kill two birds with one stone. Moreover – and this feature has already became a brand’s specialty – this device alone costs less than if you buy a scuba detector and a pinpointer separately from other manufacturers.

Also, the device looks really tough in its black and yellow colors (almost like the Detect History site, lol). In case you are wondering, there is a model purely in black.

Another cool feature is in fact the kit, as it contains lots of stuff. Before, I have never seen a manufacturer providing a separate case in the kit – but we will talk about it later in the review.

Pros
  • 5 sensitivity ranges;
  • Lost alarm;
  • Equipped with all necessary functions;
  • USB Charging;
  • Fully waterproof to 200 feet;
  • Stability;
  • 2 years warranty;
Cons
  • To be honest, I failed to find any particular disadvantages. Purely for the sake of being objective, I would mention that buttons could be placed more comfortably, and they could be backlit for better visibility underwater. Maybe an original charging block could be useful, as well. However, these minor disadvantages are too small against benefits of the device.
Rating
All Purpose
10
Key Features
10
Easy to Use
10
Durability
10
Price
9
9.8/10

Nokta Makro PulseDive Overview

You can purchase PulseDive in two variations – either the PulseDive Pointer alone, or full kit variation with the additional search coil. This second option is called Scuba Detector and PinPointer 2-In-1 Set, and this is exactly what we are reviewing here.

By the way, Nokta Makro have recently released a new 8 inches search coil for this detector. This coil will improve the depth of reach, especially for underwater search on less littered locations.

I have already mentioned the kit earlier, but honestly, I was super impressed when I discovered the metal detector delivered in a special plastic transportation hard case. This is what I call “client first” approach. I have never seen a manufacturer making such gifts before. Obviously, this hard case is given to you for your money. However, when you buy pinpointers from other manufacturers, they also receive your money – and you know how they send you their stuff. Anyways, I was pleasantly impressed by the presence of the hard case.

Remember I have shared the story of my trip to Nokta Makro’s office (click here), and I revealed that they manufacture all details on their own? Well, this hard case is exactly an example of what you get for the same money from company that manufactures everything itself. You get a well-designed, user-friendly device, and you also get bonuses to it.

PulseDive Scuba Detector and PinPointer 2-In-1Set

The best and the most impressive thing about PulseDive Scuba Detector and PinPointer 2-In-1 Set is how this device was made. To use PulseDive, you should only exchange the upper part of it. You use search coil if you want your metal detector, and you use the pinpointer if you want, well, to pinpoint. The main frame of the device is the same, together with the control unit.

When you change the details, don’t forget to put on a silicone resin protective cap on the detachable part, to protect the frame from water. This will also prevent the mechanism from being stuck because of fine sand particles.

This incredible feature of exchanging the details of the detector depending on your needs makes it completely unique and innovative on the market. Nokta Makro definitely keep up with the times and tend to foresee the needs of the users, instead of trying to catch up.

In other aspects, PulseDive Scuba Detector and PinPointer 2-In-1 Set has the following functions:

The thing is powered with inbuilt Li-Po 1650 mAh battery that can be recharged via USB. Full recharge time is around two hours.

How to Use Nokta Makro PulseDive

Using the device is super easy, because all you need is three buttons – On/Off, F (Function), and A (Adjustment).

You can also connect wireless Nokta Makro headphones to PulseDive, but please keep in mind that other sets of headphones, for example the one compatible to Simplex, are not waterproof.

All Features

All tech specs, functions, and features are as follows:

The Kit

The kit includes:

Please pay attention that the kit includes two battery compartment covers – one for on-land use, one for underwater use. The first one provider better audio signal, while the second is fully waterproof. When you get ready for underwater search, don’t forget to put on the corresponding cover, otherwise the battery will get wet.

We can definitely state that Nokta Makro PulseDive is a cool detector and pinpointer, both in terms of looks, and in terms of functions. Original approach to combining two detecting tools is truly worth attention.

Scuba Detector and PinPointer 2-In-1 Set cost is user-friendly, especially if you need a set with two coils. If not, you can purchase a pinpointer separately, but be ready to pay a different price.

Assessing the pinpointer alone, it makes a perfect competition to the famous “carrot” – Garrett PRO Pointer AT – and to Minelab Pro Find 35.

As a scuba detector, it is of higher quality than Quest Scuba Tector, and it even looks better. In 2020, Quest are to release Scuba Tector Pro, and I’m curious about comparing the two products. However, in my opinion, Nokta Makro is the leader in the segment for now.

9.8/10
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