Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Where do the megalodon teeth that you sell come from?
I find most of the Megalodon teeth that I sell diving near Savannah GA. I also dive oof of Wilmington NC. Most teeth on my site list the location where I found them Occasionally I will sell a tooth on my site that was found by a friend and when I do that I specify that I did not personally find it. I know the history of all of these teeth so you will never be surprised by restored or repaired Megalodon teeth. I hear stories all the time about people purchasing Megalodon teeth on eBay or other sites and later finding out that they were repaired. That will not happen if you buy a tooth from Megateeth.
Q: Do you buy Megalodon teeth?
Because I dive for these teeth I do not buy teeth to resell. Also, because of the amount of nearly undetectable repair and restoration done to Megalodon teeth sold on the Internet I have no interest in buying teeth. I want to know the history of every tooth that I sell. This protects both me and my customers from buying a tooth that may have changed hands many times and been repaired along the way. For this reason I do not buy Megalodon teeth. There is nothing wrong with restored teeth but the buyer needs to know exactly what they are getting since restored teeth are worth less than similar unrestored teeth. (Note: The few teeth that I sell that were not found by me were found by friends that I trust. In these cases I note in the description that the tooth is found by someone else.)
Q: If you will not buy my Megalodon tooth, where can I sell it?
Craigslist and eBay are good sources for selling Megalodon teeth. If you call me about selling a Megalodon tooth all I will be able to tell you is to go to eBay or Craigslist.
Q: Will you take me diving for megalodon teeth?
It sounds like fun but fossil diving has risks. You dive in deep, zero visibility, mucky water and your equipment gets saturated with mud which can make your equipment malfunction. You can not read your air gauges so you may not know when it it time to come up. The currents are very strong and can drag you around the bottom. Stingrays and sharks swim in the water with you and you bump into them or they bump into you all the time. All the while boaters racing to get out to the beach zoom by overhead. It really is a lot of fun. However, I am not set up to take out divers and I do not have the massive amounts of insurance that I would need to cover myself when dropping someone into the murky depths in those conditions. So for these reasons I do not take out other divers.
Q: Where can I go to dive for fossils where the water is clear and I will have a good chance of finding megalodon teeth?
My two favorite places to go clear water Megalodon Tooth diving is Venice Florida and the Ledges off of North Carolina. Venice: Aristakat Charters and other charter services take you into the Gulf in 20-30 feet of clear water and the divers there find a LOT of Megalodon Teeth. It is a great way for divers at all levels of experience to find fossils. NC Ledges: WB Diving and JetLag Charters near Wilmington, NC take you into deep clear water to find giant Megalodon Teeth. You must be advanced and Nitrox certified because you are doing multiple deep dives. It is a two plus hour boat ride so bring your Dramamine. I have gone with both charter services this year and it was AMAZING!!!!
Q: Where can I go to find fossils if I am not a scuba diver?
The best place that I know of is the rivers of Florida. World renowned author and fossil guide Mark Renz will take you on a trip of a lifetime and you will only get wet up to your knees (unless you find a big Meg then Mark may push you under). See Mark's Books here. See info about Mark's guided trips here.