Praise for Rick Stanton and Aquanaut:
"The British divers are all heroes.”
— Clive Cussler
"The rescue was fantastic, it really was.”
— HRH Prince William
"A case study in courage.”
— Ron Howard, Oscar-winning director of Apollo 13
"Diver Rick Stanton relives the rescue of the century.”
— The Sunday Times (London)
"One of the great stories of our time.”
— Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Oscar-winning co-director of Free Solo
“In the summer of 2018, a friend told Stanton about a group of teenage Thai football players who had become stranded inside a cave after monsoon rains blocked the exit. Even after he discovered the boys were all alive, he confronted obstacles at every turn: on-again, off-again rains that threatened to flood the caves even more; clumsy and dangerous rescue attempts by unskilled Navy SEALS; and a lack of proper equipment to save the boys. Using an unorthodox recovery method, Stanton led a successful rescue mission that earned him worldwide acclaim. The tale of the author’s exploits is undeniably exciting.”
"This is a unique and heart-pounding story of courage and survival. Whether readers followed the news coverage of Tham Luang closely or not, they will benefit from reading Stanton's chronicle, which pairs well with the new documentary film, The Rescue."
“Remarkable. This book is the chronicle of a man from a humble background who worked devilishly hard to become accomplished in his beloved avocation, succeeded, and was willing to go anywhere to help people in the most dire cave disasters. Mr. Stanton shuns the ‘hero’ label for his Thai cave triumph, but your (claustrophobic) reviewer deems it appropriate.”
— Wall Street Journal"Aquanaut
is an exceptional, true-life adventure book. Heroism wins the day."