I have a question which might divide the waters. This is NOT mend as me pointing fingers, just a wondering.
We are now in cave environment:
The GUE procedure says (as I am told and have seen), that every member of a team puts a cookie on a T or jump. This to see if all of the team member are out. Right?
The problem as I am seeing it, is if several teams are in the cave at the same time. Lets say 5 teams with 3 divers in each team. 15 cookies before every T are placed or making a jump. It takes time to place the cookies and time to find your cookie again. You might take a wrong cookie when inbound (Yes, shit might happens sometimes when you are heading out of the cave)? Yes, you can see if all your team members have taken their cookie – but you might not notice if 15 other cookies are on the line. If you figure out that you lost your buddy at the first T, where are your team awareness?
Number 1 diver (or Captain) places a cookie or rem. When outbound, the other two divers ok the placement with the light and heads on. When inbound, number 1 becomes number 3. The new 1 and 2 places themselves on the exit side. Now the divers functions as two giant cookies.
If I cant find my buddy after a search, I would place cookies along the line inbound. When the lost diver hopefully find the line again – he/she will notice the cookies/rems and line arrows which the other team members have placed. He now knows the team are aware that he was lost.
I myself was taught cave diving in the UTD. I am not saying the UTD way are the right way. Not at all. I am just wondering about the procedures in GUE.
Thank you all …..safe diving!