Here's a very thoughtful insight in cave diving by one safety diver and what the experience must have been like during the recent rescue of the Thai boys football team, not only for the boys but for the rescuers themselves.
I've done a fair bit of tight diving over the years in caves and wrecks but that's absolutely nothing to what these people did. You have to hand it to these guys, they really did themselves and fellow divers everywhere proud.
"Last week, the world was riveted by the successful rescue of a youth
soccer team as they and their coach were pulled out of a flooded cave in
Thailand. The team had been stranded on a narrow rock shelf in the dark
for two weeks, the way out blocked by turbid stormwater. The rescue
involved far more than a few divers putting on gear and heading into the
cave—it required a tremendous amount of technical skill and posed