The Cavern/Safety Reel came about as North Florida cave training
agencies began establishing standards in cave training. The established
standard for cavern divers was to limit penetration no farther than 130
linear feet from daylight. Experienced cave divers use the
Cavern/Safety reel as a jump reel or as a back up for security. Wreck
divers will use this reel for shooting lift bags. Both with a medium 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 reel comes with a
series of pre-drilled holes so divers can change positions 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 the spool or cleaning up a jammed reel is simple.