Man dies while holidaying in Thailand Source: All of this has been drawing vagabonds, expats, travellers, and artists for decades, enchanted by the mix of peace and chaos, the spiritual and the unflinchingly capitalist, the tranquil nature and urban hedonism. That enthusiasm on the part of travellers has made tourism incredibly important to the Thai economy. Most tourists visiting Thailand come away with nothing but amazing memories, great tans, and a whole lot of stories. But there is an underbelly to the tourism trade in Thailand. Some of that underbelly can be particularly unsavoury, and at times even deadly.
Police divers are battling low visibility and tight areas within the cave system, and heavy rains could force authorities to speed up the extraction. Rescuers have asked for 15 small and extra small full face masks, leading to speculation that divers were preparing a rescue mission through the metre flooded stretch of the Tham Luang Nang Non cave. Media have been told it was too dangerous to use conventional breathing apparatus as it could easily be knocked out during the dive. The 12 boys and their football coach were found alive deep inside the flooded cave in northern Thailand early Tuesday morning.