Mr Stanton, aged in his late 50s, has dismissed suggestions that he and the team are heroes and should be honoured.
Schnauer said once all the boys were out of the cave, everyone was very happy but also keen to get out of the cave.
The push is now on for authorities to grant them Thai citizenship within months.
Wearing face masks and hospital gowns, the young boys pulled from a Thailand cave this week - an event that spread drama worldwide - are seen waving and smiling Wednesday in their first images after their rescues. "You're always welcome to come back anytime".
The coach remained in the northern Thailand cave until all of the boys had been rescued.
Mr Jewell said: "The diving conditions were extremely challenging, there was poor visibility and responsibility for another human being's life".
Twelve members of the Wild Boars junior soccer team and their 25-year-old coach were freed from Thailand's Tham Luang Cave earlier this week after spending two weeks trapped inside the flooded cave system. A former Thai navy SEAL diver died during the mission.
There have been calls for Mr Volanthen and Rick Stanton to receive awards for their efforts.
The rescue of the twelve boys and coach from the Tham Luang cave in Thailand garnered worldwide attention.
"I'm glad it worked out", Volanthen told the woman.
A film about the rescue is also reportedly in the works.
"We're just very happy that the boys are out and safe", he said. "It's quite the opposite" of being a hero. It's very calm, it's quite the opposite. "It was a hard mission but we succeeded and the results speak for themselves".
"This is completely uncharted, unprecedented territory".
The boys, aged 11-16, and their 25-year-old coach were trapped inside the miles-long Tham Luang Nang Non cave in Chiang Rai Province, Thailand, on June 23 for almost two weeks.
Mr Stanton is a retired firefighter from Coventry.
"They just sat quietly without doing anything because it was dark", said Banpot, recounting what his son, who is still in hospital, had told him. He said they survived by drinking clean water dripping into the cave. "It will be good to get home".
Thirteen foreign divers and five Thai Navy Seals guided the boys and their coach out in a complicated three-day operation that ended on Tuesday.
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