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. The spool is held in place with a stainless steel "C" clip so replacing [continued]
the spool or cleaning up a jammed reel is simple.
with jams try removing 10 or 15 feet of line.
Sometimes a directional marker (line arrow) is not the proper marker to leave -- Non-directional cookies mark a specific place on the line, but do not give directional information
2012 Lockdown screw
Dive Rite is the pioneering creator of technical SCUBA diving equipment for advanced, wreck and cave diving. Our Catalog is vast, ranging from backplates, harnesses and wings (BCDs) to regulators, lights, drysuits and rebreathers. To purchase Dive Rite technical dive gear, find a dealer near you. Also, see the Tech Tour schedule to learn if the Dive Rite team will be near you soon.