Scuba Diving Skills – Reel and Guideline Use

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One of the most important scuba diving skills to refine, particularly for those who want to transition into technical diving in wrecks and caves, is reel and guideline use.

This video explains and demonstrates some of the basic points about how to use a reel and guideline. In addition to use in overhead environments, reel skills can be also be useful to any diver as a tool in navigation, mapping and deploying various buoyant devices. A good place to start is learning how to do various wrap’s and tie off’s, many of which are demonstrated and broken down in this video. With a bit of practice they will quickly become second nature.

Rating: 4.93

  1. RA MM says

    Im just here for the free food..

  2. Skunki says

    I wonder how this tie-off is supposed to work when you wear thick gloves.

  3. Charles Graves says

    Now THIS is a quality scuba video! Not pompous, not arrogant, just smart, informative, very well explained, and provides good detail without getting unnecessarily complicated. 5 stars

  4. Wade Smith says

    Hey. What's on your computer strap band. The red thing

  5. Anemos says

    I am currently attending the cavern course,your video is such a great help for a newbie in the use of a reel.Really well filmed,simple and easy to understand each move. You have put a lot of effort on this and I feel the need to thank you for this ! Really good job ! Thumps up all the way!!

  6. Tom says

    You have put a lot of work into this and made a really top quality video. Thank you very much!

  7. Kevin Wong says

    Great work.

  8. Thomas Geiss says

    Great Video! Which Reelm do you use in this demonstation?

  9. Ivo Chiarino says

    Such a great video! Really well explained and demonstrated! Just to add something, you could show as well to put tension by pulling the layed line before locking the wraps, this way we make sure the layed line won't get loose. 🙂

  10. MdSteel7 says

    Very useful and great explanations. Thank you very much!

  11. MrNotebookguy says

    Loved it
    Of course experienced hands make it seem easy 🙂

  12. Tomasz Michura says

    Really well filmed, explained and demonstrated! Congratulations! And thank you very much!

  13. Peter Kisdaroczi says

    A very good video!
    …and the fun thing is:
    After I shared it on Facebook from here in Hungary, a Hungarian friend of mine that lives in Australia called me on the phone and said "I know this guy! WTF!? I was diving there when he was filming this thing! Even, I swam into the picture a few times, so he had to retake some parts. How can the world be this small!?"
    Greetings from Hungary

  14. Endurance Swimmer Australia says

    For quite some time I've been planning on doing a demonstration and explanation video on using a guideline and reel. These skills are common in cave diving and wreck diving but are also useful to practice even if you have no intention of getting into technical diving.

  15. JurNL80 says

    Really nice footage!!!

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