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Cliff Divers

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Cliff Divers of La Quebrada

Cliff Divers

No matter how many times you see the divers perform, you come away impressed. Sometimes you will see some moves that are a little different, like a swan dive with a full somersault, or night dives with torches, or dives in tandem. The divers must time their dive with the ocean current, which is in constant ebb and flow. At the same time, they have to aim to land away from any rocks. Acapulco’s cliff divers are a breed apart. They train for their unusual skill from very young ages. Even the climb up to the top of the cliff is hazardous — one misstep and they can go tumbling down the side of the mountain. On any given night you might see only four or five divers, but in reality there are dozens of them. They work in shifts, mainly so they don't injure themselves from the impact of the dive day after day.

Acapulco’s cliff divers perform every night in hourly intervals. The first show is at 1:00 pm. La Quebrada is at its best during the evening shows at: 7:30, 8:30, 9:30, and 10:30. You can arrive there by taxi or walk. It takes about 10 minutes to walk there from the Zócalo.

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