Dive Rite’s Azimuth Reels are designed from the ground up to be precision tools for the true underwater explorer. Innovative design features, top quality components, and tight manufacturing tolerances separate the Azimuth from the pack.
Every component on the Azimuth Reel is carefully crafted from acetal or stainless steel using high precision CNC machining. The dimensions of the reel have been thoughtfully chosen for comfort and ease-of-use as well as being low profile when clipped off and stowed. A one-piece trapezoidal handle provides a high strength, corrosion-free frame and an ergonomic grip with or without gloves. The unique in-line clip slots on the handle orient the reel to sit closer to the body when clipped to a D-ring. This design also allows the included double bolt snap to swing out of the way and lay against the handle, negating the need to remove the clip for quick deployment.
By using an all-machined spool design rather than injection molded plastic, tight tolerances are able to be used at the spool-to-frame interface, making the Azimuth reel incredibly smooth to operate and highly resistant to jamming. If the spool does need to be removed, it is a simple procedure using only a 3/16-inch hex wrench to remove the axle. There are no small parts, washers, or clips to lose. A small “fuel gauge” slot on the front panel of the spool allows the diver to see how much line remains at a glance. The fully knurled inner spindle and line-lock holes on the spool side plate completely prevent any slipping of the line on the spool when reeling up.
The innovative angled lock-down screw design is more ergonomic and streamlined than traditional solutions. Additionally, it applies lateral force to the beveled inner edge of the spool side plate to hold it tightly against the frame, providing a very secure lockdown. Finally, a pressed-in pin through the reel frame captures the custom lockdown screw, eliminating the chance of backing it out too far and losing it on a dive.
The versatile size is perfect for many applications, including: cave primary, cave safety, wreck diving, and shooting lift bags and markers. Available in white or hi-viz orange line.
The Azimuth Reel is proudly made in the USA.
• Made in USA
• Single-piece machined acetal frame
• Machined acetal spool with knurled center core and line lock holes
• Marine-grade, passivated 316 Stainless Steel hardware
• Captured lockdown screw
• Stainless steel double bolt snap included
• 200 ft (60 m) or 400 ft (120 m) of braided #24 line (white or hi-viz orange)
• “Fuel gauge” slot on spool shows line remaining