A new device is causing a stir among beachgoers, treasure hunters, and even environmentalists. The recently released Manta Rai is a submersible treasure hunting drone that scours lake and ocean floors for lost treasures. The drone has an 8-hour battery life and uses a variety of sensors to detect metals on sandy bottoms. When a metal of interest is detected, the drone sweeps the area with additional sensors, attempting to determine the size, shape, and depth of the buried object. It then uses a vacuum-like system to suck up and spit out debris while keeping up to 2 lbs of treasure. When it finds larger troves, it stores them with GPS and depth targeting for human retrieval.
Early users have flocked to public beaches, and have already reported thousands of dollars’ worth of finds. At a price of $900 and a depth of up to 60 ft, the Manta Rai is one of the most affordable and accessible drones on the market. However, not everyone is excited about the drone’s capabilities.
Some beachgoers have complained that it is unfair that treasure hunters are collecting lost jewelry and other valuable items that they may have otherwise found. Environmentalists have also raised concerns that the drones could disturb wildlife and damage the fragile ecosystem of lakes and oceans. Historians are also worried about the loss of precious artifacts that may be uncovered and removed from their proper historical context.
Despite these concerns, treasure hunters argue that nothing is stopping others from also using the drones. In fact, many treasure hunters see the Manta Rai as a valuable tool for uncovering lost treasures and making a profit. One treasure hunter, who asked to remain anonymous, stated, “I was able to pay off my mortgage after just one week of investing in ten drones. It’s an incredible opportunity for anyone who is interested in treasure hunting.”
In addition to the valuable treasures that have been uncovered, the Manta Rai treasure hunters have also reported hundreds of firearms and weapons abandoned in sandy river beds. This has brought attention from law enforcement agencies who are now looking into these discoveries as a possible lead to solving crimes. The Manta Rai’s ability to locate and retrieve these weapons has the potential to make communities safer by getting them out of circulation.
The find of firearms also raises the question of how they got there in the first place, it may be connected to criminal activities or just careless disposal, however the fact that they can be recovered with the Manta Rai, may lead to closure on cold cases and prevent future crime. The treasure hunters in possession of these firearms and weapons must report their finds to the appropriate authorities and collaborate with them to ensure the safe recovery and disposal of these items.
The Manta Rai may be a revolutionary device, but it is clear that it has sparked a lot of debate and controversy. While some see it as a valuable tool for treasure hunting, others believe it is damaging to the environment and could lead to the loss of valuable artifacts. As the use of the Manta Rai becomes more widespread, it will be important to consider all of these concerns and find a balance that works for everyone.