John Yackel

  • Land/Shallow Water Search
  • Diver/Underwater Search

Cost For My Service

I work on a "Reward Basis" you pay what its worth to you and what you can afford to have me find your lost item. I have a call out fee of $35.00 if the item is not found, this covers my fuel expenses.

There is no call out donation for Law Enforcement or Disabled Veterans. For Scuba recoveries, please call for the cost. Regardless, my focus will be on recovering your lost item.

Search Types

Parks, School yards, residential yards, roadside, hiking/biking paths, commercial properties, beach, lake and marine sites. I own special equipment allowing me to recover objects up to 130 feet underwater. I can use lift bags to recover large objects from under water, like outboard motors etc. If the item was lost on private property, you will need to have permission before I begin the search.

Search Locations

Seattle to Olympia...

John Yackel's Bio

Hello, my name is John Yackel. I am a Washington native who grew up in the Renton area. I’ve been Scuba diving for over 30 years here in the cold waters of Puget Sound, local lakes, and even rivers. I am a SCUBA Elite instructor with a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer ratting. (MSDT 417999). I started Metal Detecting as a child with my dad, digging targets as far back as I can remember. I currently own multiple Metal Detectors for all types of detecting. I love helping people find their lost treasures! Give me a call today.

John Yackel - Recent Blog Post

  • Wedding ring lost in Lake Cushman – Found (2020)

    Matt, gave me a call at our dive shop (YSS Dive) in Hoodsport WA.   He told me that he had put his wedding ring in his pocket and when he went to take his keys out, the ring fell between the slats of his dock and into the waters of lake Cushman.  He thought he […]

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  • Lost Ring Tacoma WA…FOUND (2019)

    John Yackel. Yackel Scuba Services.  (206) 713-2978 Give us a call for all your underwater and above water recovery needs.  Metal Detecting, Lift bags service, Large or small, we do it all!      

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