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Dive Rite Sidewinder Explorer 550′ REEL

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$299.00

Sidewinder reels have a low profile design with an easy to use configuration.

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Dive Rite Sidewinder Wreck Explorer Reel (RE51550)

550-feet of #36 line and extra large stainless bolt snap.

North Florida cave diver, Woody Jasper, first invented the Explorer Reel around 1980. As cave explorations were becoming longer, deeper, and more extensive a reel was needed that could help an explorer make some serious penetrations into a virgin cave system. Less likely to entangle than other reels on the market, Woody’s original reel was made of aluminium and a PVC spool. The side-handle style of the reel lent itself to exploration because it could easily switch from hand to hand while laying out line.

Twenty years later, sidewinder-style reels were popularised in the technical diving community when DIR aficionados began using them for paying out line in deep caves at high speed on a DPV.

The Dive Rite Sidewinder series of reels are designed to be anti-jam by using precision machine tolerances between the frame and the spool making it nearly impossible for the line to slip between the spool and the handle.

Features and specifications
  • DuPont fiber braid line provides strength and minimises fraying.
  • Wreck series reels use #36 braid line giving 350-lbs of breakage strength.
  • Injection moulded ABS spool resists breakage and cracking.
  • Marine grade stainless steel axle is corrosion resistant.
  • High quality aircraft grade aluminium frame is corrosion resistant.
  • Marine grade stainless steel bolt snap is corrosion resistant.
  • Knurled lockdown screw has a low profile to prevent snagging
  • 2.68 lbs (1.21 kg)
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