Frequently Asked Questions
Our most commonly asked questions are listed in their order of frequency.
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 off shore near Wilmington, NC. Most teeth on my site list the location where they were found. Occasionally, I will sell a tooth on my site that was found by a friend who I have hunted with and trust. 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?
NO. 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. One of the many reasons 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. Occasionally, I will sell a tooth on my site that was found by a friend who I have hunted with and trust. 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: If you will not buy my Megalodon tooth, where can I sell it?
E Bay is a common source for selling Megalodon teeth. Sorry, but please do not contact me for advice on selling shark teeth.
Q: Will you take me diving for Megalodon teeth?
NO. 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 or out to sea. 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 ignoring dive flags and turtles, dolphins manatees and other water creatures injured by boaters. The adrenaline of the hunt really is a lot of fun for me. The potential risks to another diver is the main reason you’ll need to find someone else. There are charter boats in the business of taking out divers but not us.
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 clearer water Megalodon Tooth diving is Venice, Florida and the Ledges off shore 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 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 an advanced diver and Nitrox certified because you are doing multiple deep dives. It is often a 10-hour day on the water and bumpy so bring your Dramamine. I have gone with both charter services this year and it was AMAZING!!!!
Q: Where else can I find shark teeth fossils?
In the US, the best place that I know to shallow water dig for Megalodon teeth is in 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 for purchase. He was generous to include content and comments from me and other hunters in his book. See info about Mark’s guided trips here.
Q: What determines the value?
Megalodon shark teeth value is similar to shopping diamonds and pearls. Details first, then size make all the difference. The diagonal measurement from the tip of the tooth to the edge of the root adds to the value and explains our signature six-inch ruler featured in many photos. Our website “museum quality” collection are for the nicest of our teeth found with a complete root and tip. The value increases for a tooth with smooth enamel front and back and few or no chips and complete serrations. The rarest of these teeth are commonly called “pathological” due to the extra unique or out of the ordinary features, i.e. natural pyrite, brilliant color, odd curve, feeding damage marks, double tip, etc. The white original tooth was one of possibly thousands over the life time of one Megalodon. yet each fossil tooth is unique.