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#231550 - 03/05/07 10:59 AM metal detector  
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Just a thought...has anyone ever brought their metal detector on their vacation? If so, is it an accepted item on the plane as carry on. Thanks

#231553 - 03/05/07 11:06 AM Re: metal detector [Re: renski]  
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Government of Belize requires a permit to do any sort of archaeology searching, consequently metal detectors are not allowed unless you have a permit.

#231785 - 03/07/07 08:39 PM Re: metal detector [Re: SP Daily]  
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Is it possible to obtain a permit for recreational use? If so where would you apply?

#231789 - 03/07/07 08:54 PM Re: metal detector [Re: GramaryeCottage]  
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Dept. of Archaeology in Belmopan is the agency that controls this equipment. Doubtful that they would consider "recreational use".

#231795 - 03/07/07 09:13 PM Re: metal detector [Re: SP Daily]  
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what else could a metal detectors purpose be used for OTHER then rereational????

#231805 - 03/07/07 10:05 PM Re: metal detector [Re: renski]  
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Archaeology surveys.

#231990 - 03/09/07 08:53 PM Re: metal detector [Re: SP Daily]  
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Jesse's not exactly the tourism director on AC.

But I'd have to admit that I'd be reluctant to take a metal detector on an international flight, nor would you really find much on the beaches there.

Just leave it at home and go enjoy yourself.


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#231993 - 03/09/07 08:59 PM Re: metal detector [Re: CatMo]  
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No, I'm not into tourism.
You'd be busy finding Belikin caps if you did sneak a metal detector into Belize...pretty disappointing I think.

#231995 - 03/09/07 09:09 PM Re: metal detector [Re: SP Daily]  
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I can't imagine doing this for a hobby... do you ever find anything of value? I'd feel obligated to turn items in to someone... maybe it's cuz I have ADD - just don't get the fun in it.

#232024 - 03/10/07 11:46 AM Re: metal detector [Re: travelqueen]  
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TQ I think ADD is quite common ha ha.


You can sometimes see people on beaches in toronto with metal detectors. My friend met one who used his to collect old cannon balls (go figure)


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