Reels and Finger Spools | Dive Rite, Hollis Seeker Reels, Light Monkey,... | Scuba Center has been selling quality scuba diving and snorkeling equipment since 1973. You will find a wide selection of scuba and snorkeling equipment at both our Minneapolis and Eagan, Minnesota locations.  

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Cave Diving and Wreck Diving Reels | Dive Rite, Hollis, Light Monkey,... Reels and Finger Spools Dive Rite Reels | The genesis of the Primary Reel began in 1984 when North Florida cave divers needed a reel with 400-feet of line in order to reach the main line in the Devil's cave system at Ginnie Springs. Voila! The Dive Rite Primary Reel was born. Today, divers may choose between our Primary Cave Reel (RE4300) that has 400-feet of braided #24 line and a medium stainless steel bolt snap or our Primary Wreck Reel (RE4310) that has 250-feet of heavier #36 braid line and an extra large stainless bolt snap. These reels 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. The frame of the Primary Reel comes with a series of pre-drilled holes so divers can change the handle position from a top-mount handle, to a side-mount handle or a left-hand operated reel.


Classic Reels

Dive Rite Safety Reel | Model RE4100 (Cave) or Model RE4110 (Wreck) | Technical Diving Equipment

Dive Rite Classic Safety Reel: Used chiefly by cave and wreck divers as a back-up reel, or by cavern divers as their primary navigation tool. The traditional design of the Classic Safety Reel is easy to use. A top mounted handle allows divers to easily hold the reel and a light in one hand while winding the reel with the other. An ergonomic T-top stainless lockdown screw positively locks the free spinning spool in place when needed, and a retaining screw ensures that the lockdown screw cannot back out all the way and be lost.
  • Cave reels use #24 DuPont fiber braid line (220-lb breakage strength)

  • Wreck reels use #36 DuPont fiber braid line ( 350-lb breakage strength)

  • Injection molded polycarbonate spools resist breakage and cracking

  • Marine grade stainless steel frame, axle, and bolt snap

  • T-top lockdown screw for easy grip

  • 1 lb (0.45 kg)

Dive Rite RE4120 Cave Reel | Dive Rite ReelsRE4120 Cave Reel
(140' Orange #24 line)

Price: $49.00   add Dive Rite RE4120 Safety Reel to cart

Dive Rite RE4110 Wreck Reel | Dive Rite ReelsRE4110 Wreck Reel
(90' White #36 line)

Price: $49.00   add Dive Rite RE4110 Safety Reel to cart
 

Dive Rite Classic Primary Reel | Model RE4100 (Cave) or Model RE4300 | Technical Diving Equipment 

Dive Rite Classic Primary Reel: In cave diving, a primary reel is used to reach the main line from the entrance of the cave. The Classic Primary Reel by Dive Rite is a familiar tool to many old school cave explorers being one of the first mass produced versions of the primary reel and one of Dive Rite's original products in 1984. Since its inception, wreck divers have also adopted the Classic Primary Reel as an ideal tool for wreck penetration and shooting marker bags. Over the years, the Classic Primary Reel has evolved but its basic shape and function have remained the same. The traditional design of the Classic Safety Reel is easy to use. A top mounted handle allows divers to easily hold the reel and a light in one hand while winding the reel with the other. An ergonomic T-top stainless lockdown screw positively locks the free spinning spool in place when needed, and a retaining screw ensures that the lockdown screw cannot back out all the way and be lost.
  • Cave reels use #24 DuPont fiber braid line (220-lb breakage strength)

  • Wreck reels use #36 DuPont fiber braid line ( 350-lb breakage strength)

  • Injection molded polycarbonate spools resist breakage and cracking

  • Marine grade stainless steel frame, axle, and bolt snap

  • T-top lockdown screw for easy grip

  • 1 lb (0.45 kg)

Dive Rite RE4320 Primary Classic Reel | RE4320 Primary Reel
(400' Orange #24 line)

Price: $65.00   add Dive Rite RE4320 Classic Primary Reel to cart

Dive Rite RE4310 Classic Primary Reel | Dive Rite ReelsRE4310 Primary Reel
(250' White #36 line)

Price: $65.00   add Dive Rite RE4310 Classic Primary Reel to cart

Finger Spools

Dive Rite RE4820 Finger Spool 

Dive Rite Finger Spools: 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. Cave diving pioneer, Woody Jasper, used a medical tape spool with cover to hold that short length of safety line. Today, the 50-foot Finger Spool is most often used as a gap reel or for short distance exploration. Small and low-profile, a spool fits nicely out of the way in a pocket or clipped off to a D-ring. The holes in the side allow for clipping in a double ended snap anywhere along the perimeter of the spool to keep the line tight when not in use. Made of ABS plastic, finger spools are simple to use and virtually indestructible in the water. They come standard with a large stainless double ended clip.
  • Orange Dacron line does not stretch, keeping tension firm (RE4820)

  • Uses #24 braid line giving 220-lbs of breakage strength.

  • Injection molded polycarbonate spools resist breakage and cracking.

  • Marine grade stainless steel double ended bolt snap is rust and corrosion resistant.

  • 5 oz (141.7g)

RE4820 Finger Spool
(50' Orange #24 line)

Price: $14.75   add Dive Rite Finger Spool 50' RE4820 to cart


Sidewinder Reels

Dive Rite RE50400 Sidewinder Primary Reel | Technical Diving Equipment 

Dive Rite Sidewinder Primary Reel: Inspired by cave exploration in the 1980's the Dive Rite Sidewinder Primary reel combines a low profile design with an easy to use configuration. By placing the handle on the side, the Sidewinder reel makes switching hands easy while laying line.

Dive Rite Sidewinder reels are designed to be anti-jam using precision machine tolerances between the frame and spool, making it nearly impossible for the line to slip between the spool and the handle. The frame is constructed of aircraft grade hardcoated aluminum, providing extra protection against corrosion. Dive Rite reels use DuPont fiber braided line that provides strength and minimizes fraying. Includes marine grade stainless steel double end bolt snap.

RE50400 Sidewinder Primary Reel
(400' White #24 line)

Price: $149.00   add Dive Rite RE50400 Sidewinder Primary Reel to cart

Slide Lock Reels

Dive Rite SL Reels | Available at Scuba Center in Eagan, Minnesota

Dive Rite Slide Lock Reels |
Dive Rite Slide Lock Reel | Only Dive Rite has the SL Series Reels

Dive Rite Slide Lock Reel: Evolving over the years from one of Dive Rite’s original products, a basic dive reel, the Slide Lock (SL) line of reels is in no way basic. Its evolutionary roots stem from serious cave exploration where a variety of reels were needed to safely conduct just one dive. Today, many manufacturers make dive reels, but only Dive Rite has the SL Reel, a reel that quickly and easily locks and unlocks the spool with just one hand. No more tightening or loosening a lock-down screw. Using either hand and a simple thumb flick, the SL spool can be locked or unlocked even while wearing thick gloves.

A spring loaded, self-lubricating locking pin engages with the injection molded, polycarbonate plastic spool, to either lock the spool in place or release it for use. When unlocked, the reel is free spooling meaning that there is no ratcheting action like on other locking reels. The free spool allows for a smooth and effortless deployment of line.

The side handle design allows you to quickly switch the reel from hand to hand while deploying line no matter what type of thermal protection you’re wearing. It also provides the flexibility to use your hands for other tasks while still holding the reel.

Securing the reel inside a pocket or to a D-ring on your rig is simple and safe with a marine grade stainless steel shackle snap securely attached to the reel. Gone are the days of a double-ended bolt snap that can easily be lost or roll open. The shackle snap is low profile for efficiency yet won’t accidentally undo from the reel. Want to use a different type of snap, no problem; you can easily change it out for a different solution.
  • Locking/unlocking spool: Thumb activated, spring-loaded locking pin

  • Spool: Injection molded polycarbonate plastic (resists cracking and warping)

  • Handle: Aircraft grade aluminum with black hardcoat

  • Line: Wear resistant braided #24 line

  • Shackle Snap: 316 marine grade stainless steel (corrosion resistant)

Dive Rite RE65140 140' Reel | Dive Rite Slide Lock ReelsRE65140 Slide Lock Safety Reel
(140'
Orange #24 line)

Price: $145.00   add Dive Rite RE65140 Slide Lock Safety Reel to cart

Dive Rite RE65140 140' Reel | Dive Rite Slide Lock ReelsRE65250 Slide Lock Safety Reel
(250'
Orange #24 line)

Price: $159.00   add Dive Rite RE65250 Slide Lock Safety Reel to cart

Reel Accessories

Braided Nylon Line
#24 Line, 1 Pound Spool (Approx. 700'), White Price: $25.00   add #24 Braided Nylon Line (1 Pound Spool) to cart
   

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While these are excellent reference materials, in no way should this information be considered a replacement for proper training for the specific type of diving in which you plan to participate.