Let me start with my 1 month trip in March around Malaysia with extra visit to Thailand
My detecting buddy and packed our gear and went to one of the busy Malaysian holiday spots and spend about 10 days :
On a 1st Day of Detecting Andrew got Leak on his CTX3030:
Lucky for him that was identified immediately, so cleaned, dried and even battery was working well.
As for me i had 2 detectors on the trip :
CTX with 11 inch coil,
ATX with both 12 and 8 coils, so i have some back up. But you know, 24 day trip - anything could happen, so i got 1st problem on day 5 i think : Coil not detecting on CTX :-( basically it got busted.
So for the remaining trip i had to use my ATX .. but wait, later in Malaysia my 12 inch coil also busted.. shit :-( so i was left only with 8 inch coil for the rest of 2 weeks.
Finds from Malaysia:
All rings 19 :
Coins after Tumbler:
And here, have a Monkey :
So after that we Decided to go to Thailand and have 2nd attempt to find anything good there (i went last year and could find any jewelry )
Thailand was a bust again, now i am confident that water is too Hot for rings to slip. I even was contacted by another good Australian treasure hunter who had similar results during his 2 week holiday
These are pretty much Thai finds (+ a BUCKET of aluminum and other junk):