In a tweet, Musk said his words were "spoken in anger" against Vern Unsworth, as the diver had criticised him and made negative comments about the mini-submarine Musk had commissioned to support the rescue efforts.
He added that Unsworth's comments about him didn't justify his actions, and he apologized to him.
When asked by a reporter Monday if he planned to take legal action against Musk, Unsworth said, "Yes, it's not finished".
Talking to CNN, Mr Unsworth dismissed the...
Unsworth says he has saved copies of the tweets and is considering legal action against billionaire Musk.
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The British expat said Musk's miniature submarine had "absolutely no chance of working" in the narrow cave network.
At the time, despite being told by the head of the rescue operation that the submarine was not practical for the rescue mission, Musk stated he was leaving the submarine "here in case it may be useful in the future". "Sorry pedo guy, you really did ask for it".
In response, Musk unleashed a series of tweets defending his invention and claimed Unsworth, who has been praised as a crucial member of the rescue team, did not even participate in saving the boys and their coach.
Mr Musk said Mr Osotthanakorn had been "described inaccurately as "rescue chief" and was "not the subject matter expert".
Musk's Sunday tweet, later deleted, had sent investors away from Tesla stock, which fell almost 3 per cent Monday but recovered 4.1 per cent on Tuesday.
The boys, aged 11 to 16, and their 25-year-old coach became trapped by floodwater while exploring the Tham Luang cave system on 23 June.