Scubamax Reel DR150 031488

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Average Customer Review: based on 44 reviews.

Rating: Great reel
Reviewer: Eddie M.
I use this as an anchor line for my kayak, and it works great,. It helps to keep things neat in the small space. As for the reel itself, it has a good ratchet action , free spools well, and winds up easily. It is very well made and seem that it will hold up well.

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7 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Scubamax Reel Review - $29.95 - Scuba Gear Customer Reviews
Reviewer: Bruce M.
I purchased 2 of these to use as anchor lines for my 15 ft fishing kayaks. So far they have done the trick! Keeps line in place both on the boat and in the water. Ratchet allows you to let out just enough line, so you never have to deal with anchor line tangles again! Love it!

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Rating: Affordable purchase
Reviewer: Gerald H.
This is a nice dive reel. I primarily use it for my safety sausage, due to not being cave certified. The reel itself is a little large, however, I have not had any problems with tangling, bird nesting, etc. This reel is a an excellent purchase for the price, especially if you dont find yourself using it on every dive.

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18 out of 29 people found this review helpful.

Rating: You Get What You Pay For
Reviewer: Jeff D.
I found the reel to be in good working order...it is a better float reel than a cavern safety reel. If you want a float reel this will be a good purchase. If you want a cavern safety reel I think you should invest a little more money and get a quality reel.

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70 out of 136 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Good entry level reel
Reviewer: Michael Smith  -  View all my reviews
Im an active instructor and was looking for a reel to use for teaching nav and wreck penetration. This is certainly not of Dive Rite or Hollis quality, but it is perfectly fine for navigation. I would be hesitant to use it for deep wreck penetration, but its fine for basics and teaching. First thing to do is lay it out and mark every 5ft, with a different color, mark 15ft, 50ft and 100ft. Just remember, wrapping it around the wreck shortens the measured distance.

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121 out of 246 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Recommended by a friend, Purchased for safety!
Reviewer: Frank Ostermiller
I was recently in Cozumel, and I had a reel on my BC that was fairly new. When I splashed, the reel went to free mode, ran out about 30 feet of line before I noticed it and got tangled in the boat prop! Luckily the prop wasnt turning, or I could have been sucked into it. Right then and there I decided to invest in a better reel. This reel has a click latch that prevents unwanted unreeling. It has a heavier line than my old reel, and I believe it will stand up to the test of time. I must confess I looked at this reel when I purchased my old one, but I chose to save about five dollars. I know now that five dollars could have meant my life! Better equipment means better safety!

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96 out of 190 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Scubamax Reel
Reviewer: todd p.  -  View all my reviews
So far this reel has done an excellent job. Ive used It to trail a dive flag and I attach it to my kayak when yak diving. No jams or tangles thus far

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5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Best reel for the price
Reviewer: Benjamin Kim
Its not that expensive and has a good line guide with spool prevention. The only problem Id had with it is that the line got severed, and I had to surface to fix it using a screwdriver. It got all tangled up. Other than the line problem incident, its been great since then. All my other friends got the cheap finger reels. I see that they have to be extra careful to not get them tangled, but they still manage to get them tangled every so often. This is my reel of choice without breaking the bank.

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119 out of 239 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Scuba Dive Reel
Reviewer: Andre Carbo
I rate this reel 5 stars for design characteristics and ease of use. I mainly utilize this product for marking fishing and diving favorite spots.

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14 out of 25 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Great Reel
Reviewer: Doreen D.  -  View all my reviews
i actually purchased two of these reelsone 150 length and one 270 length. i used one and my son used the other on our recent trip to grand cayman. both worked great.

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59 out of 110 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Good reel/Good size
Reviewer: Nick L.  -  View all my reviews
Purchased this reel to replace the line holder which came with my diver below float. It worked like a charm. Very easy to unwind and rewind. Easy to maintain hold on handle with gloves. Can also be used to deploy surface marker when making safety stop

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277 out of 598 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Just what I needed
Reviewer: Christina Wright  -  View all my reviews
I bought this reel and line to attach to my dive flag float. Its perfect! It was easy to attach, the reel is clearly visible underwater in low viz, and it doesnt get tangled when rewinding. I would recommend it to anyone for this or similar purpose.

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259 out of 531 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Good beginner reel
Reviewer: Dino S.
Bought this for my first reel. The line on it is relatively small and feels a little flimsy. It freespools easily and hasnt tangled yet at all. Just need to get a brass clip to attach to my BC. Ill probably respool with heavier line to make it a bit more versatile. Otherwise, its a good reel. Plastic doesnt feel weak or thin.

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285 out of 523 people found this review helpful.

Rating: 031488 Scubamax Reel 150 foot
Reviewer: Charles E H.  -  View all my reviews
I mistakenly purchased this thinking Id use it to launch my safety sausage at my 15 to 20 foot safety stop. It is too cumbersome for that purpose and Ive gone back to a simple reel. That said, the Scubamax reel will be fine for towing my diver below tube.

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270 out of 601 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Price, price, price!
Reviewer: Joe Martin  -  View all my reviews
Great reel for the price. Separate switches for free spool or drag. Even comes with a clip which is worth at least $3. No better reel for the price! Get two or three for Christmas/dive buddy gifts at the low price.

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361 out of 745 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Okay for the money
Reviewer: Michael Ewer  -  View all my reviews
Used this reel on a recent weeks wreck diving trip to send up my DSMB. It is quite compact but cheaply made. The line is quite thin and showed signs of wear at the end of the week. I had to trim the base of the reels winder knob as it did not rotate freely when its securing bolt was tightened and consequently when you wound the reel the knob securing bolt unscrewed itself. All that said the reel survived the week ( 9 dives) and never let me down. In hindsight I would buy the reel with the longer line.

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393 out of 827 people found this review helpful.

Rating: The reel thing
Reviewer: jody bakker
I have used this alot for searcging circle grids, sending me diver down marker to the surface, and sending markers to the surface. Its very compacr and the string is always where i know it wont tangle and respools easilt. It is definitely the real thing.

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451 out of 862 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Real Reel
Reviewer: Carmine Amarosa
This is a great reel. No tangles, light and easy to handle even with gloves on.

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85 out of 167 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Scubamax Reel
Reviewer: Katherine T.  -  View all my reviews
Strong and durable with a heavy duty string.

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118 out of 242 people found this review helpful.

Rating: max reel
Reviewer: alan barron
I bought this to use with my dive flag, it was the best thing i ever bought! easy to use,clips to dive flag. Easy to let line out,easy to bring line in,no more fighting with old fashion ropes that get tangled around you or in your gear!Leaves more time for you to enjoy your dive! If I where you I would buy it you will be glad you did!

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342 out of 748 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Best Reel on the planet!
Reviewer: Regina Tironi  -  View all my reviews
Finger Spools? Forget it! More expensive spools made of metal? Dump them! THis is AWESOME! THe way this is designed you will not find your line getting loose from you! and the handle makes it easy to hold on to even with 5mm gloves on. Best purchase!

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451 out of 906 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Scubamax 150Ft. reel
Reviewer: Steve Dougherty  -  View all my reviews
Easy to opperate,lightweight, I like it

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102 out of 247 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Great reel
Reviewer: David Patton  -  View all my reviews
This is NOT a great reel for beginners that feel the need for a thick line. It IS a great reel for its small size, the thin but strong line for those a little more comfortable going into overhead environments. I did have to add a stainless steel clip though to clip it on to my BC without interfering or entangling. A very good reel for a good price.

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397 out of 823 people found this review helpful.

Rating: MUST HAVE REEL
Reviewer: Valerie Simonson  -  View all my reviews
THIS MAX REEL IS VERY LIGHT WEIGHT, IT HAS A REEL STOP ON IT AND A HANDLE TO WIND UP, SO IT IS REALLY HELPFUL AND YOU DONT STRESS OUT ON IF YOUR LINE IS CAUGHT ON ANYTHING! WE HAVE IT ATTACHED TO OUR DIVE MARKER FLAG AND AFTER USING SOME OF THE OTHER LINES THAT YOU HAVE TO SELF WIND WE WILL NOT GO BACK! WE HAVE BOUGHT A FEW AND HAVE ONE IN THE DIVE BAG ALL THE TIME AND ONE ON OUR PERSONAL BOAT! IT HAS MADE OUR DIVES EASIER AND WE CAN PAY MORE ATTENTION TO THE SITE THAN WORRIED ABOUT THE LINE.

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424 out of 827 people found this review helpful.

Rating: scubamax
Reviewer: Mondo D.
same reel i used for my divemaster and instructor courses. a proven reel that does the job.

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57 out of 126 people found this review helpful.

Rating: MAX REEL REAL DEAL
Reviewer: vincent moore  -  View all my reviews
Just used this reel in florida dive trip. Worked great on the wreck and found the anchor line in very low vis condition. Has nice latch so no free wheeling line is heavy so didnt have to worry about being cut on entrance of wreck.

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364 out of 743 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Reel with click-stop mechanics
Reviewer: christopher krause  -  View all my reviews
this is by far the best tool ive used to maintain control of a dive buoy. that said, tethered "wrap around" reels will work fine if youre just ping down to a location and are going to tie the buoy to a stationary object. spend the extra cash on this reel if youre going to be towing a dive ball or buoy behind you. it has a comfortable handle and the placement of the drag release click stop mechanism is perfect for thumb control. christopher-madison, wi

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369 out of 741 people found this review helpful.

Rating: You get what you pay for
Reviewer: Thomas S.  -  View all my reviews
compared to a 160 dollar DiveRite reel this is great. Depends on what you want to use it for. I wouldnt take it in a cave, but for light wreck penetration of finding you down line it works great.

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242 out of 458 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Worked Great
Reviewer: Christopher H.  -  View all my reviews
This was a easy to use reel. It took the pain out of winding up the line from the dive flag and made it easier. Glad I bought it. - Chris, Tampa FL

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131 out of 263 people found this review helpful.

Rating: wreck reel
Reviewer: JOY SHROYER
I think the shipping was fast and the product is worth having, it is a great tool to use while diving a wreck, make sure you can get back to the boat on wreck that are large.

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137 out of 274 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Max Reel
Reviewer: Curtis Bray  -  View all my reviews
Thus far the max weel has performed as expected. No problems or issues. The drag maintains good tension and the "dog" is a good feature to keep the line from free spooling.

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367 out of 728 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Max Reel
Reviewer: Forest Rothchild
This light weight reel with a one hand release for the ratchet works great as a basic tether and has easy line-out tool. Definitely worth when doing the more challenging sites.

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238 out of 479 people found this review helpful.

Rating: max reel 150 ft
Reviewer: Alan B.  -  View all my reviews
It is a little heavier and bulkier than I was hoping but the handle and reel make it easy to use.

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300 out of 605 people found this review helpful.

Rating: wreck reel works good
Reviewer: Donald D.  -  View all my reviews
This wreck reel is compact, priced right and works well. Its a good reel for NJ wreck diving.

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265 out of 531 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Reel 150 Foot
Reviewer: Brian G.
Very nice for the dive flag. I have used it a few times now and found out that it works best under 30. Anything under that you get hung up in the rope.

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233 out of 480 people found this review helpful.

Rating: wreck reel work good
Reviewer: Donald D.  -  View all my reviews
This wreck reel

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281 out of 572 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Reel
Reviewer: Richard Kerschner  -  View all my reviews
Nice reel. Dont forget to add a couple of clips to attach to your BCD.

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357 out of 735 people found this review helpful.

Rating: reel review
Reviewer: Jeff T.
havent used it yet but should be helpful

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232 out of 491 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Max Reel
Reviewer: Brian Olney  -  View all my reviews
Very Nice, Usefull and well made.

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368 out of 755 people found this review helpful.

Rating: reels of fun
Reviewer: Mark Usselman  -  View all my reviews
I find the reel easy to use and very functional for low vis dives

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334 out of 672 people found this review helpful.

Rating: reely a great thing
Reviewer: Mark Usselman  -  View all my reviews
I love the quick release, a great reel for low vis.

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322 out of 685 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Nice Reel
Reviewer: phil Balsamo  -  View all my reviews
line comes and goes very easly and only when you want it to. So it could not work any better in my book....

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385 out of 788 people found this review helpful.

Rating: compact
Reviewer: chad stidham  -  View all my reviews
I use this reel to fasten a safty sausage to I then shoot the sausage to the surface when Im ready to make my acsent to the boat from 100ft+ in the ocean.It is very compact and works great!

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361 out of 746 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Great wheel.
Reviewer: Etienne Demers  -  View all my reviews
This wheel has an excellent design. Especially if you dive in cold water with Three finger gloves. Tobo make it better, an aluminium body would be a must.

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306 out of 638 people found this review helpful.


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