Over the summer, the world was riveted by the soccer team in Thailand who were trapped in a cave and needed to be rescued by cave divers. Several years ago, Daniel Goddard (Cane) got a taste of how scary that particular activity can be when he was in Mexico. “It’s one of those things you aren’t supposed to do, because it’s so dangerous,” he grins. “The cave’s entrance had a sign that said over 300 people have died doing this, so you really do take your life in your hands doing it!” Goddard describes the cave as “a big black hole that you go down for 40 minutes, because you only have 40 minutes of air! You’re underwater with a flashlight, and there is a rope they have that runs on the ground. You never leave that, otherwise you can get lost in the cave system, run out of air and die!” Still, the actor says the most heart-pounding moment came when he and his guide turned off their flashlights because Goddard wanted to see what it was like. “It was pitch black! I could only imagine what it would be like if both people’s flashlights failed. That is the sort of thing you worry about!”
“I’d always wanted to cave dive,” says Goddard.