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About "Manta" CR1 & CR2 Cave Reels

These revolutionary reels been specifically designed to meet the unique ergonomic requirements of cave divers. However, because of its ease of use and versatile grip it may well become the choice of many divers during exploration.

The most innovative feature of the CR series is its "Goodman" style ambidextrous handle. The shape and size of the handle enables the diver to obtain a firm, secure grasp without compromising comfort and control. Grip configurations can vary from full hand to three fingers, gloved or bare hands. The location of the handle enables the diver to control line deployment and retrieval by placing fingers, palm or the heel of the hand on the spool.

The CR1 Reel has a casted aluminum uni-body frame and the CR2 a bent from a single aluminum plate uni-body frame. The frame's are anodized to reduce oxidation, and all frame and spool machined tolerances are computer controlled to provide tolerances that are close enough to prevent line jump and jams. A large thumb screw can be easily manipulated with even gloved hands, yet is positioned to be unobtrusive. The CR1 thumb screw is threaded into a stainless steel insert to reduce wear and minimize galvanic action. The CR2 thumb screw is a standard 1/4-20 thread and can be replaced with either a nylon or stainless steel screw or bolt.

The CR Series Spool's are machined out of one piece of UHMW (Ultra High Molecular Weight) plastic. This plastic has one of the highest resistance's to the elements, and reel is supplied with either 400' (122 meters) of #24 nylon braided line on the CR1 and 250' (76 meters) of #24 nylon braided line on the CR2. CR series reels are assembled with stainless steel shoulder bolts that are specially treated to prevent unscrewing and comes with a 4.5" (11.4 cm) double-ended brass bolt snap to provide quick release from equipment D-Ring or the reel. Reels come with a 60 month warranty.
- Black Cast Aluminum Frame
- White Line #24/400' (122 meters)
- Handle, Uni-Body Cast
- Bolt Snap, Double-End 4.5" (11.4 cm) Br ass

- Black Single Piece Bent Aluminum Frame
- White Line #24/250' (76 meters)
- Handle, 1" (2.5 cm) Elastic Strap Adjustable
- Bolt Snap, Double-End 4.5" (11.4 cm) Br ass

Following Manta's tradition of quality products the CR has been designed to perform consistently year after year.

Warranty Information

This product has a limited warranty of 60 months.
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"Manta" CR1 & CR2 Cave Reels Features

  • CR1Aluminum Uni-Body Frame First in Industry to be Casted
  • CR2 is Bent from Single Piece of Aluminum
  • Anodized to Reduce Oxidation
  • Computer Controlled Machining Tolerances Prevent Line Jump and Reduce Jams
  • Large Thumb Screw Easily Manipulated with Gloves yet Positioned to be Unobtrusive
  • CR1 Thumb Screw Threaded into Stainless Steel Insert for Reduce Wear and Minimize Galvanic Action
  • Spool Machined fro Piece of UHMW
  • Corrosion Resistant Construction
  • Stainless Steel Shoulder Bolt with Specially Treated Threads to Prevent it from Unscrewing
  • 4.5" (11.4 cm) Double-Ended Brass Bolt Snap to Provide Quick Release from D-Ring or Reel
  • Made in the USA
  • 60 Month Limited Warranty

"Manta" CR1 & CR2 Cave Reels Specifications

Spool O.D.
5" (12.7 Cm) Cr1, 4" (10.2 Cm)
Spool Width I.D.
2" (5.1 Cm) Cr1& Cr2
Line Material
#24 Braided Nylon
Line Diameter
073" (1.86 Mm)
Line Length
Cr1/400' (122 Meters), Cr2/250' (76 Meters)
Line Tensile Strength
230 Lbs (104.5 Kg) Cr1& Cr2
Reel Materials
Casted Or Bent Anodized Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Brass, Uhmw Plastic, Nylon
Available in the Following Sizes:
CR-1 #24 400', CR-2 #24 250'
Weight [with packaging]
CR-2 #24 250': 1.1 lb,
CR-1 #24 400': 1.8 lb
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Good product

By Janis

from Latvia

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  • Functional
  • Solid Construction


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    • All Diving Applications

    Comments about "Manta" CR1 & CR2 Cave Reels:

    It is a very solid, strongly built reel. The only concern I had before purchasing it was that the sidewinder design would not be handy for dry gloves. However, this handle gives enough space for big hands and thick gloves, too.

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