I hope this is more poor translation or wording, there's certianly been enough of that so far.
Very interesting to see this thru the lens of the controlled Thai media.
I've done enough caving (& a modicum of cave rescue exercises) that I have an idea how big this iceberg really is.
I also once waded into neck-deep water in a cave as a boy with a bunch of other boys, at summer camp. We didn't do "the plungs" underwater to further cave that they took older kids thru. WTF were they thinking?