Author(s): Rick Stanton; David Rose
Why were the Wild Boars in Tham Luang in the first place? I know, because I share their passion- to explore the wild, secret places of the world, and to revel in adventure.
When Rick Stanton searched through mud and floodwater in the Tham Luang caves in 2018, finding the twelve missing boys and their football coach alive was more than anyone dared hope. In a rescue mission that held the entire world in its thrall, Rick and his team successfully brought all thirteen to safety.
A former firefighter and cave-diver since his college years, Rick has never shied from danger, exploring where few dare venture and rescuing people from unimaginable peril.
Aquanaut reveals what it takes to become capable of such extraordinary acts of bravery and skill in the most hostile, remote environments on earth. What it's like to explore the world that exists beneath our feet.
And how it feels, when a person is trapped miles underground, cut off from food, air and contact with the outside, to know that you are one of the few people in the world with the skills to bring them to safety.