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  • Primary
  • #24 Orange
  • #24 White
  • #36 White

Brand: Dive Rite

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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 Classic Primary Reel is available with 400 feet of braided #24 line in either white(RE4300) or orange(RE4320). It is also available with 250 feet of heavier braided #36 white line (RE4310).

The traditional design of the Classic Primary 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.

A medium sized shackle snap is used to secure the Classic Primary Reel to a D-ring on the diver. If desired, the shackle snap can easily be removed and replaced with the any snap using a quick link.

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  • DuPont fiber braid line provides strength and minimizes fraying.
  • Cave series reels use #24 braid line giving 220-lbs of breakage strength. Wreck series reels use #36 braid line giving 350-lbs of breakage strength.
  • Injection molded polycarbonate spools resist breakage and cracking.
  • Marine grade stainless steel frame and axle are corrosion resistant.
  • Marine grade stainless steel bolt snap is corrosion resistant.
  • T-top lockdown screw for easy grip
  • 1.5 lbs (0.68 kg)


The Classic Primary Reel’s large top mounted handle makes it popular with cold water divers with thick gloves.

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