Thursday, July 5, 2018

POTD: Cliff Divers of La Quebrada

From 2018 01 29 Acapulco

Today's photo-of-the-day is from La Quebrada in Acapulco, Mexico, where cliff divers entertain tourists by diving from a height of 45 meters. By comparison, Olympic high diving is done from a 10 meter platform. And the La Quebrada cliff divers have to time their dives so a wave below is at its maximum depth when they enter the shallow water. The cliff divers do it for tips. Tip well, my friends.

Bonus photo after the jump.

From 2018 01 29 Acapulco

Perhaps as impressive as the diving itself (at least to me) is the fact that the divers reach the top of the cliff by climbing up the cliff. No harness-and-rope for these dare devils. I always imagined there was a back way that they could drive up. If there is, they don't use it.

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