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  • Published: 8 July 2021
  • ISBN: 9781405947220
  • Imprint: Penguin Audio
  • Format: Audio Download

Aquanaut

A Life Beneath The Surface - The Inside Story of the Thai Cave Rescue




Watched by the world with bated breath, read the enthralling autobiography of cave-diver Rick Stanton, who played a leading role in the Thai cave rescue in 2018

"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.

  • Published: 8 July 2021
  • ISBN: 9781405947220
  • Imprint: Penguin Audio
  • Format: Audio Download

About the authors

David Rose

David Rose is Home Affairs Correspondent of the Observer. His books include Beneath the Mountains and A Climate of Fear.

Praise for Aquanaut

Diver Rick Stanton relives the rescue of the century

Sunday Times

As the world held its breath, the men and their team achieved the impossible. This is their riveting, behind-the-scenes story. Captivating

Sunday Post

You probably won't read a better-written book about diving this year . . . Funny and relentlessly self-deprecating. I read this at two sittings

Diver Magazine

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