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wreck reels
NitroxNick - 9/17/2009 1:31 PM
Category: Equipment
Replies: 6

I was thinking of buying a Spectrum Reeler from Spectrun Diving Equipment, Inc. They have an ad in North East Dive News, Aug. on page 17. It sounds to me like a good product although a little expensive. Does anyone have any experience with this product? And is it worth the price?
Greg - 9/18/2009 8:52 PM
A good OMS or DiveRite line reel is going to cost between $80 and $150. After looking at the Spectrum Reeler, if I were a hard core wreck diver...I’d really consider it. What price can you get it for?
NitroxNick - 9/18/2009 9:36 PM
It lists for $299.00, but if a number of items can be ordered together I might be able to get a 20% discount. There’s still shipping and handling costs.
DeepAddiction - 9/19/2009 5:09 AM

I use the Manta Jr. Reel, I love it, the tensioner works great and it doesn’t tangle.

They make a Senior version for about $170.00.

Good Luck with your purchase, whichever way you go.


SCUBAU - 9/19/2009 2:51 PM


I have been using Manta Reels for a long time now and have had great luck with them. I have seen the prototype of the reel you are talking about but have not used one yet since I enjoy my Mantas. If you are interested in any reel shoot me an e-mail as I own a dive shop in the Chicagoland area and can get some prices to you. Good Luck with whichever you choose.



Airhog - 9/20/2009 5:20 AM
I have the Manta Sr and still have managed to tangle it (I’m told that I’m a clutz often though), also on the longer dives my hand gets tired of squeezing the handle. It is made quite well however and I like the locking system
channelfever - 10/25/2009 6:27 PM
I have 3 manta jr, I just love them, I use them off my boat drift diving. They work so well that all of my friends now have them.