About Aluminum Reel with Tension & Locking System

In the early days of Cave Diving, Reels were not available to buy off the shelf. Divers used anything they could, including Empty Electrical Wire Spools. When Exploring, Divers would Pay-Out the Line and if they didn't Empty-the-Spool it would be left in the Cave for the Next Dive. Aqua's Aluminum Primary Reel is a Large Diver's Reel designed for Cave and Wreck Diving. The Reel is available with 2-Line Lengths of 150' or 250' (45 74 or 76 2 meters) of Nylon 0 079" (2 mm). Thick Line, has a Corrosion Resistant Aluminum Anodized Frame, Plastic Spool, Spring Loaded Slide Gate Swivel Bolt Snap, and Drag System.

The Reel Position the Handle On-Top, which helps Divers who use a Handheld Light to hold Both-the-Light-and-the-Reel in One-Hand, Freeing the other Hand to Work the Reel. Reel has Large-Tension Adjustment Control Knob which is Easy-to-Use with Gloved Hands, and helps prevent Bird-Nesting and Back-Lash of the Line. Reel is Ideal for Lift Bag Deployment.

The Aluminum Reel with Tension & Locking System is commonly used for All Diving Applications, Cold Water, Professional, Recreation, Warm Water and more. The Aluminum Reel with Tension & Locking System is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Advanced, Advanced Diver, Professional among others. The Aluminum Reel with Tension & Locking System is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Aluminum Reel with Tension & Locking System: Easy To Use, Functional, Improves Diving Experience, Lightweight, Solid Construction.

Aluminum Reel with Tension & Locking System Features

  • Aluminum Primary Reel
  • Large Diver's Reel Designed for Cave and Wreck Diving
  • 2-Line Lengths of 150' or 250' (45.74 or 76.2 meters)
  • 0.079" (2 mm) Thick Line
  • Corrosion Resistant Aluminum Anodized Frame
  • Corrosion Proof Plastic Spool
  • Spring Loaded Steel Slide Gate Swivel Bolt Snap
  • Drag System
  • Handle On-Top for Holding Handheld Light and Reel in One-Hand
  • Frees Other Hand to Work the Reel
  • Large-Tension Adjustment Control Knob, Easy-to-Use with Gloved Hands
  • Tension Adjustment Control Knob: Prevents Bird-Nesting and Back-Lash of Line
  • Ideal for Lift Bag Deployment

Aluminum Reel with Tension & Locking System Specifications

Line Diameter
0.079" (2 Mm)
Line Length
150' Or 250' (45.74 Or 76.2 Meters)
Reel Materials
Frame: Anodized Aluminum, Spool: Plastic, Bolt Snap: Steel

Aluminum Reel with Tension & Locking System Customer Reviews

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4.0

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84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Functional (20)
  • Easy to use (19)
  • Lightweight (16)
  • Solid construction (10)
  • Improves diving experience (9)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Recreation (12)
    • All diving applications (8)
    • Professional (8)
    • Cold water (7)
    • Warm water (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Advanced diver (10), Advanced (5), Professional (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (9)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Nice Quality Reel

    Excellent reel. Its big at: 5.5" X 5.5" X 5" It won't fit in most pockets unless you own a IDI or other large pocket BC. My DUI...Read complete review

    Excellent reel. Its big at: 5.5" X 5.5" X 5" It won't fit in most pockets unless you own a IDI or other large pocket BC. My DUI add a pocket fit & my new Outdoor Products Vertical Compressor Bag Regular
    fit it & my new MONSTER WORLD'S BIGGEST BADDEST OMS 9'7" High Seas safety sausage--World's Safest-with flasher & flag added!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    More a shiny toy than a scuba reeel

    I tested this product while wreck diving. First of all: The reel is too small to be useful: The pin you use to spin the reel is too close to the "tension...Read complete review

    I tested this product while wreck diving. First of all: The reel is too small to be useful: The pin you use to spin the reel is too close to the "tension adjustment knob" and too short to be effectively used with diving gloves. The tension adjuster knob is a toy you will never use and doesn't really do it's job anyway. The little locking mechanism is nice for storage, but in the way underwater: It's exactly where you would put the finger to add tension on the spool. In addition: This spool is only suitable for right handed divers. In a confined environment where you have to switch the reel from hand to hand once in a while, this one is unnecessarily difficult to use.

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    5.0

    great for the price

    By mudbug diver

    from myrtle beach, sc

    About Me Professional

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Diving Applications
      • Professional

      Comments about Aqua Aluminum Reel with Tension & Locking System:

      This reel works great due to the tension knob. like a bait casting reel. I use these daily working on a dive boat running lines for the customers. it is easy to use. only problem I have is it does bend in some causing it to bind and this is my fault in that it does get banged up some.

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      5.0

      Great for the Price

      By Hiker

      from Pittsburgh

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Improves Diving Experience
      • Lightweight
      • Solid Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Diving Applications

        Comments about Aqua Aluminum Reel with Tension & Locking System:

        Great reel for the low price! Good construction, nice design!

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        5.0

        Great Reel

        By Clyde the Diver

        from Greensboro, NC

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Improves Diving Experience
        • Lightweight
        • Solid Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Diving Applications

          Comments about Aqua Aluminum Reel with Tension & Locking System:

          Great Reel

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          5.0

          Good quality, easy to use w/ gloves

          By Got Air

          from Detroit, Mich

          About Me Advanced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Solid Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Diving Applications
            • Cold Water
            • Recreation

            Comments about Aqua Aluminum Reel with Tension & Locking System:

            Easy to use

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            4.0

            I have bought b oth the large and small

            By Gil

            from Atlanta

            About Me Advanced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Solid Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Recreation

              Comments about Aqua Aluminum Reel with Tension & Locking System:

              Will use it for wreck diving

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              Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
              NEAL L  To hold surface marker, but it got retired as being too heavy for airline travel. Bought the thumb reel
              Shopper  What is the weight of the reel?
              JOHN M  The exact weight I do not know, but it is easy to handle in the water and doesn't strain your hand or wrist when using it. This reel seems almost weightless in the water and is a great tool for most divers to have.
              Shopper  could I attach this to a surface buoy and drag it behind a boat at low speed?
              MIKE B  I do not think that is a good idea. As Tania stated, "...why would you want to?". Use a tow line to tow a buoy behind a boat. Use the reel for what it was designed for: wreck penetration, ascent line, marker buoy and the like.
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