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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

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4.1

(based on 28 reviews)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

TOO MUCH FOR MY NEEDS

The reel is way too much for my needs right now, but I will dive with it when I start getting into more tech diving.

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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 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...

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5.0

A quality reel.

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from Chattanooga, TN, US

Lightweight but sturdy with smooth action. I have used it doing some wreck diving off the coast of North Carolina in Low visibility conditions, and got me back to the anchor line every time.

 
5.0

Works both Left and Right Handed

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from Annapolis, MD, US

Great reel for the price, very solid, easy to use EVEN with 5 or 7 mm gloves. Handle is large and easy to grip and so is the drag and lock. I had to respond to those that say it can not be used left handed, just flip the reel upside down and hold the handle on the bottom with your right hand and reel with your left, it is not hard and it works. I use both hands depending on the situation.

 
5.0

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I haven´t used it yet, but I feel it well. I like to design my own accessories and I think it is well done. I´m not a professional diver, but in my mind I can see that it will work very well. It looks very well for me.

 
5.0

great for the price

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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.

 
5.0

Great for the Price

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

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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.
ROBERT L  That depends on the amount of line that is on the reel. The reel with 150' of line weighs in at just under 1.15 lb, if you go for the reel with 250' line, you're looking at about 1.8 lb
Gary L F  14.4 ounces. Add maybe a half to 1 ounce to this for some of the line that has been removed.
NIGEL L  With the spool completely full of line, the reel weighs about 550g, or just over 1lb.
Kasia W  It will weigh: 150'- 1.15 lb, 250' -1.8 lb.
BRYCE D  Less than 2lb but it is negatively buoyant.
DANIEL V  With wet string I do not believe it weighs 1.5 pounds
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.
RAMON R  I haven't used much since I bought it, but I don't see why not.
NEIL M  The reel and the knobs are plastic, i would not recommend beating up the reel that way. it is durable, but not really intended for that purpose. I use mine for wreck penetration, and the like.
JEFF S  I wouldn't suggest it. The line reel is very useful but the line itself is lightweight and would probably break.
TANIA P  i suppose you could but why would you want to? you could just use a buoy on a line for that. this reel's arresting screw is not particularly sturdy. the line might unravel being dragged behind a boat...
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