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Reel Secrets

Or the art of tying off…

So this is something that has been on my mind since I came back from doing my introduction to cave diving, aka Cave 1 class with GUE – I wanted to deliver to you a closer look on how to handle a reel and how to approach and do a good tie-off. Cave divers have to run a continuous guideline from the open water to the permanent cave line and connect side passages with jump spools if they decide to venture off the permanent line. And during the cave class, although the message of continuous guideline is incessant, there is no real emphasis on the art of laying the line and using the reel. Yes, it is an art, ok?

How to keep it reel?

How to keep it reel?

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