DGX Classic Reels

Starting at $59.00
In Stock
The traditional Classic Reel is still a favorite among long time divers who appreciate the simple design and terrific value.

Line length specifications on reels are approximate and the diver should confirm actual length before relying on a precise distance measurement.

DGX Classic Reels

DGX Classic Reels
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  • Classic lantern style design dive reel - easy to deploy and retrieve line
  • Cave or wreck penetration guideline, navigation, and also for deploying lift bag or surface marker
  • Stainless steel handle can be user adjusted for a variety of configurations, right or left hand use
  • Retainer ensures the stainless steel lockdown screw cannot back out all the way and be lost
  • Available in two sizes {150 ft | 45 m} or {450 ft | 137 m} and multiple line options, spool color may vary

The traditional design of the Classic Reel is easy to deploy and retrieve line in any environment. A top mounted handle allows divers to conveniently hold the reel and a light in one hand while winding the reel with the other. An 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 permanently attached bolt snap is used to secure the Classic Reel to a D-ring on the diver.

  • The handle and frame of Classic Reels have a series of pre-drilled holes which allow a variety of adjustments to be made to better fit hands of different sizes, to allow for right- or left-hand operation, or to allow for a side-mounted handle configuration. The top of the handle has a molded-in channel which conforms more naturally to the shape of the hand and helps to better cradle dive lights.
  • The lock-down screw is positioned so that it passes through the frame and into a space between the spool's ribs. Even when fully extended, it does not touch the spool (or put unnecessary stress on it). Because it extends between the ribs, it prevents unwanted movement of the spool.
  • The spool axle is permanently attached to the frame. The spool locks in place with an "E" clip. This results in a lower profile, eliminates the possibility of spool lockup, and ensures that the axle never goes out of adjustment. Further, it simplifies removal and replacement of the spool; helpful in sorting out line jams. The color of the spool itself varies and may be Blue, Red, or Black regardless of line type or line color.
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Brand DGX
Weight 2.000000

Customer Reviews

White, Orange or Chartreuse; which is better?

Orange Firetruck
Chartreuse Firetruck

Traditional braided white nylon line is difficult to see in open water, but our Hi-Viz line stands out like neon, allowing easier line management with nearby divers. The durable color of our Hi-Viz line also remains the vibrant over time, unlike the color fading typical of ordinary nylon cave line that has been dyed. View the twenty second video of two divers on their stop during a training dive to watch the Hi-Viz Blaze Orange line in action. One of the divers is also carrying a backup spool loaded with Hi-Viz Blaze Orange, can you find it?

There is no easy answer regarding choice of color. Different colors are seen to differing degrees by the human eye, meaning people are more sensitive to some colors than others. Peak sensitivity is at portion of the visible spectrum where yellow transitions to green. With that in mind, most people will have the highest sensitivity to a fluorescent yellow-green color (aka chartreuse, greenish-yellow, neon green) just by the nature of how the human eye sees colors. Fluorescent yellow-green is somewhat more visible in dim light due to the Purkinje effect, however the blaze orange color is still on the brighter end of the spectrum making it highly visible too. Blaze orange also provides more contrast with some backgrounds, especially those common to diving.

Another thing to consider is there are an estimated 300 million people with some degree of color vision deficiency - most of whom are male; about 1 in 12 men are color blind (8%). Color vision deficient individuals may better perceive blaze orange due to contrast. The choices of blaze orange and florescent chartreuse have been extensively studied by human factors experts for applications such as transportation signage and high-visibility clothing.

We are not aware of any studies specifically for diving applications, however the other studies along with the science and the experience of our customers provides some guidance for our recommendations. In well lighted conditions, the blaze orange color is highly visible and by far the most popular color selected for safety items. Studies suggest the best compromise choice for all lighting conditions is the florescent chartreuse color. Regardless, it is proven that adding a Retroreflective stripe to either of those colors will greatly increase their visibility.

Sample of our DGX Ultra-Viz Retroreflective Line in Blaze Orange color for no additional charge.