Dive Rite Sidewinder Explorer Reel

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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...
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Key Features

Stainless Steel Axle
CNC Machined Aircraft Aluminum
Knurled Lockdown Screw
ABS Spool
Primary Cavern/Wreck Reel
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Stainless-Steel Bolt Snap
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Product Overview

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 aluminum 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 popularized in the technical diving community when DIR Aficionados began using them for paying out line in deep caves at high speed on a DPV.

Dive Rite's Sidewinder Reel is 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. The Dive Rite's Wreck Explorer Reel has 550' (167.65m) of durable DuPont fiber braided #36-line which has 350 lbs (158.76kg) of breakage strength with an extra-large stainless-steel bolt snap.

Reel has an injected molded ABS spool which is breakage and crack resistant, it comes with a stainless-steel axle and high-quality machined CNC aircraft grade aluminum frame which are both corrosion-resistant. A knurled lockdown screw has a low-profile to prevent snagging and is easy-to-use even with gloved hands. Reel weigh 2.68 lbs (1.21kg).

Warranty Information

This product has a limited warranty of 12 months.
800-495-1046

Features

  • Inspired by Woody Jaspers Original Design
  • Side-Handle Style Allows Ease Switching from Hand-to-Hand
  • Anti-Jam Design: Precision Machine Tolerances Between Frame & Spool
  • Nearly Impossible for Line to Slip Between Spool & Handle
  • X-Large Stainless-Steel Bolt Snap
  • Molded ABS Spool w/Knurled Lockdown Screw
  • Stainless Steel Axle
  • Frame: High Quality CNC Machined Aircraft Grade Aluminum
  • Knurled Lockdown Screw: Low Profile to Prevent Snagging
  • Corrosion Resistant & to Breakage & Cracking
  • Designed for Serious Penetrations into Virgin Wreck & Cave System
  • DIR Aficionados Use for Paying-Out Line In-Deep Caves at High Speed On-Diver Propulsion Vehicles (DPV)
  • 550' (167.65m) of Durable DuPont Fiber Braided #36-Line
  • Line Breakage Strength of 350 lbs (158.76kg)
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Key Features

• Stainless Steel Axle
• CNC Machined Aircraft Aluminum
• Knurled Lockdown Screw
• ABS Spool
• Primary Cavern/Wreck Reel
• Stainless-Steel Bolt Snap

What's in the Box

• Sidewinder Explorer Reel - Line - Bolt Snap - MFG 1 Year Limited Warranty

Specifications

Purpose Primary Dive Reel for Cave/Wreck Diving
Line Material Dupont Fiber Braided
Line Diameter 083 (2.11mm) #36
Line Length 550' (167.65m)
Line Tensile Strength 350 lbs (158.76kg)
Reel Materials Spool: ABS
Axel: Stainless Steel
Frame: CNC Aircraft Grade Aluminum
Weight 2.68 lbs (1.21kg)

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