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Heron Skinny Dipper
Heron Instruments, Inc.

Heron Skinny Dipper

Regular price $537.00 Unit price per
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About Heron Skinny Dipper

The SKINNY DIPPER narrow diameter water level meter has the thinnest tape and probe in our whole product family. The SKINNY DIPPER is a premium water level meter designed for hydrogeologists and well drillers to measure water down narrow openings of wells and piezometers.

The SKINNY DIPPER water level meter is ideal for measuring static water levels in narrow wells, boreholes, tubes and piezometers. The slim line tape and ¼” probe enable users to take readings while the pump is still in the well, whereas wider tapes may get tangled. The premium padded carry case comes included to protect your precision instrument from the elements.

The ¼” polyethylene tape, available in metric (mm) or engineering scale (1/100’), is marked with black and red graduations, making measurements easy to read in the field.

Features & Advantages of Heron Skinny Dipper

  • Electronic Module (IP65) – removable for easy cleaning and servicing. Circuits and components are potted to protect from moisture and dust intrusion
  • Sensitivity Switch – to adjust for false signals from cascading water
  • Probe (IP68) – ¼” (0.64cm) fully submersible up to 100m/300’ for 20 minutes
  • Tape – ¼” (0.64cm) extruded polyethylene tape – markings in metric (mm) or engineering scale (1/100’)
  • Padded Carry Case – to protect your precision water level meter from the elements
  • Hanger – built in, to support the meter at the well head, allows for hands free deployment
  • Tape Guide – built in, to protect the tape from sharp edges on the well casing
  • Vinyl Holding Grip – molded to the frame, ergonomic easy grip
  • Winding Handle – custom made for easy rewinding with gloved hand

Heron Skinny Dipper Specifications

Standard Reel 50ft (15m) to 500ft (150m)

Height: 14.2" (36cm)

Depth: 8.3" (21cm)

Width: 11.4" (29cm)

Weight (Reel Assembly Only): 5.1lb (2.3kg)

Plate Size: 10.5" (26.67cm)

Plate Material: Nylon

Brake: Ergonomic Dial

Hanger: Included On Frame Leg

Tape Guide: Included On Frame Leg

Test Points: On Back Of Frame



Tape: Polyethylene

Jacketing: No

Conductors: 7 Strand SS

Markings: Engineering Scale or Metric 

Width: 1/4" (6.35mm)

Dog Bone Profile: No


Weight: 0.070lb (32g)

Length: 3.5" (70mm) w/ weights 9" (180mm)

Diameter: 0.25" (6.35mm)

Removable: No

Depth Rating: Up to 300ft / 100m for 20 minutes

Wetted Materials: SS & Delrin

Electronic Panel

Operating Mode: Static

Power Source: 9V Alkaline Battery

Sensitivity Control: SS & Aluminum

Audio/Visual Indication: Ultra Bright LED & 80 DB Buzzer

Rating: IP65

Removable: Yes

Maximum Temperature: 80° C


Padded Carrying Case



5 Year, 1 year on Probe