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June 20, 2004
From journal Paradise Found at The Grand Mayan, Acapulco
San Diego, California
May 20, 2004
From journal Week in Mexico
April 1, 2004
From journal Second Honeymoon in Acapulco
February 22, 2004
These brave divers swim across a narrow channel 21 feet in width and climb up the side of the cliff across the way using their bare hands and feet -- no ropes! They climb over 100 feet above the treacherous waves that are crashing into the rocks below.
After a brief prayer said in front of a small monument, they take their turns in the fantastic dive show! Some jump solo, others in pairs or triplets! The water is only 11 feet deep in the channel below, so their jump timing with the incoming waves is critical!
Dive shows happen several times during the day and night. At night, they jump holding flaming torches. Both shows are different in their own right, so if you have time, try to see both!
From journal Acapulco - Beach, Food, Drink & Silver!
April 18, 2003
From journal "Mayan Palace" Acapulco, Mexico
February 9, 2003
This is one of the famous natural-human shows in Acapulco--it's amazing how these boys dive from a rocky cliff. There is a show in the morning, one at sunset, and the best one (in my opinion) is the night show because at night they dive with torches and fire. If you want to drink a margarita, go in to the Plaza Las Glorias hotel (that is an RCI resort, too). Go in to the restaurant that has a nice view of La Quebrada and you can see the show from the restaurant and see the sunset--it is very romntic.
From journal Acapulco Coco and Rum
by Tio Gringo
January 8, 2003
If there is a single most spectacular sight in Acapulco that nobody should miss, it MUST be the sight of local divers jumping off the cliffs at La Quebrada.
At various times during the day, and into the evening, tourists and locals gather on the platform decks near the El Mirador hotel to watch the young men swim across the narrow channel into the rocks, scale the cliff, pray to God (good strategy), and then dive 120 feet down into the raging waves as they smash against the base of the cliff.
Dramatic? You bet your garbanzos!
Sunsets can be spectacular here, and you really don't know whether to concentrate on the spectacle of the divers or the majesty of God's own daily fireworks display. Either way, you come up a winner!
At night, the divers hold torches as they jump and they still do two divers at once. These guys have some serious cojones!
The best place to watch is from the lowest public platform. The decks at La Perla restaurant inside the El Mirador hotel are good, too, but drinks cost out the yin-yang. Some people charter boats to see the spectacle from the water, but I have no idea what that costs. I also see cheapskates parking their cars along the arched bridges of Av. Lopez Mateos, but you'd need binoculars to get a good view from there . . . best to just pay a couple pesos to walk down to the lower public platform--no sense being a penny-pincher for a once-in-a-lifetime spectacle like this.
From journal Acapulco: Mexico's Cosmopolitan Urban Beach
Kansas City, Missouri
August 2, 2000
From journal Acapulco Dream Vacation