Product Comparison: Tesoro Tiger Shark vs Garrett AT Pro

General Specifications
Tiger Shark
About the Product
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.
This all-terrain detector offers new and exclusive Garrett technology that makes it ideal for hunting coins, relics, caches, jewelry, and even gold nuggets. Select from either Standard or Professional search modes with enhanced audio features.
Key Specs
Circuitry Type
All Terrain
All Terrain
Operation Mode
All-Metal and Discriminate
All-Metal and Discriminate
Search Coil Type
Round concentric
Double D
Search Coil Size
8.5" x 11"
Adjustment Length
42" to 52"
43" to 56"
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Tesoro Tiger Shark Underwater Metal Detector
  • The Tesoro Tiger Shark metal detector is a well built unit, It is simple to put together, and it has two locations available on the shaft for the control unit plus it also has two slots on the stainless mounting bracket where you can place the unit on your belt.
  • Great, simply great. In comparison to other users with other brands it is quality, nothing less than quality.
  • The coil rotates up and down too much and won't secure. also high arm fatigue in the scuba mode.
Garrett AT Pro Metal Detector
  • After taking it on a beach trip and watching the Garrett how to videos online I started finding some good stuff on the beach. $3.88 in various coins...and a 14k gold ring with 8 small diamonds!!!
  • I like this machine alot, it's a big upgrade from my old one. Found my first coin spill the other day.
  • Very Nice. I consistently dig way more GOOD stuff than any other person I've hunted with. Very happy with it.
  • This detector is great like advertised. I have ran around 100 hours with it and found several coins, relics, and trash
  • Mine has issue with coil. Garret sent me a new coil but it didnt fix the problem. I bought a smaller coil that works fine.
Size & Weight
22.4 in.
21.6 in.
14 in.
14.3 in.
4.9 in.
5.8 in.
3 lbs.
3 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Tesoro Tiger Shark Underwater Metal Detector
  • I prefer the location between the hand grip and the arm rest. For me the balance and of the unit is much better locating it there.
  • Built like a tank, able to find a gold as small as a piece of thread.
Garrett AT Pro Metal Detector
  • A very light weight metal detector and it was easy to assemble.
Operation Frequency
12.5 kHz
15 kHz
Detection Modes
All Metal, Normal mode, Salt mode, Discriminate
Custom, Coins professional, Coins standard, Zero professional, Zero standard, Pinpoint
Detection Depth
Coins: up to 6 in., Big objects: up to 14 in.
Coins: up to 15 in., Big objects: up to 40 in.
9 levels
8 adjustments
Ground Balance
Auto/Manual, High Resolution, 175 pts
What customers say about "Detection"
Tesoro Tiger Shark Underwater Metal Detector
  • The Tiger Shark will find deeper targets where others will not. It's does a fantastic job on both dry land and in the water.
  • If you're doing water hunting mostly in fresh water and some salt water, and you want the best detector around, you just found it. I can honestly say you will never be sorry you bought one.
Garrett AT Pro Metal Detector
  • This detector works great! Was able to find lost survey pins as well as a number of other objects like coins and jewelry.
  • Very pleased with this metal detector, we live in FLORIDA so we go hunting on the beaches often. With the automatic ground balance this is a superior tool for the job!
  • Saltwater took a bit of getting used to, but ended up with a gold ring and more than 70 coins in a single day!
  • This is perfect for beginners who are curious/ interested in metal detecting, it is not expensive and the screen shows how deep the object is, and what it is.
  • The depth is fantastic even on standard mode and the discriminator although not entirely foolproof is a lot better as I don't have to waste a lot of time digging for junk.
LCD screen with backlight
Audio Identification
3 Audio Tone ID Levels
Target Depth Indicator
Digital Target ID
0 to 99 scale
Accessories Included
Batteries, Headphones
Garrett MS-2 headphones, Garrett 50" Travel Carry Bag, Batteries, Holder
Water Resistance
Freshwater & Saltwater (up to 10 ft.)
Drop in battery design (No leads to break), Waterproof to 200 feet hip mountable, Waterproof headphones
High-Res Iron Discrimination, Iron Audio, Fast Recovery Speed, Graphic Target Analyzer
What customers say about "Features"
Tesoro Tiger Shark Underwater Metal Detector
  • Bought- returned-- prefere the Garrett MKII much better. Assembly was easy, but too many controls are behind the battery pack.
  • One of the main reasons for buying the Tiger Shark, it's guaranteed for life.
  • From head to tone, turn on and go, beep and dig... no time to waste, no extras, no digital screen, no target ID, tone ID... and with that retro look, and not with that Star Wars kind a look... never the less, it will find you stuff others don't.
  • Easy to tune and waterproof to 200 ft. Plus with the lifetime warranty it's a no brainer... great detector, good job Tesoro.
Garrett AT Pro Metal Detector
  • Easy learning curve to use this detector.
  • Excellent detector. Seller was very helpful with a small issue I had with an accessory.
  • Found a WWII button first time out! Very accurate
  • The reading it gives from 0-100 is extremely inaccurate ( and yes ive bought new coils and tried different sizes ).
  • I love the pinpointing feature and the ability to see and "hear" what's in the ground. This is one of the best values in metal detectors!
  • My only complaint is that the screen does not have a back-light.
8 AA
4 AA
Battery Indicator
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer warranty
2 year(s)
Other Information
779.00 $
649.95 $

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