La Quebrada (The Gulch Cliff Divers), Acapulco

La Quebrada (The Gulch Cliff Divers), Acapulco (must see)

The Gulch Cliff Divers are a group of skilled professional high divers who captivate audiences with their daring performances. Daily shows are held for the public, showcasing the divers' remarkable feats as they plunge from the towering cliffs of The Gulch into the sea below, a staggering height of 35 meters (125 feet). These dives require precise timing and skillful execution, as the divers must wait for the perfect moment to leap, ensuring they avoid serious injuries by timing their descent with the incoming waves.

The depths of the water in the "Gulch" below the cliffs can vary dramatically, ranging from 6 to 16 feet depending on the waves, with an average depth of 12 feet. Despite the challenges posed by the ever-changing conditions, the cliff divers demonstrate exceptional control and bravery as they execute their dives with precision and grace. As spectators gather to watch the performances, they are treated not only to the breathtaking dives but also to the natural beauty of the surrounding landscape, with pelicans often seen diving for fish in the waters below.

The Gulch Cliff Divers have been thrilling audiences since 1934 and have become one of the most iconic tourist attractions in Acapulco. The cliff divers gained international recognition after being featured in the 1963 film "Fun in Acapulco," starring Elvis Presley, bringing their remarkable talents to a worldwide audience. Today, visitors to Acapulco have the opportunity to witness firsthand the awe-inspiring spectacle of the The Gulch Cliff Divers, an experience that combines adrenaline-pumping excitement with the natural beauty of the Mexican coastline.

You can join hundreds of people who watch the diving from the roadside, or you can pay a few dollars to view the clavadistas from a lower platform, or you can pay a pretty handsome amount at La Perla restaurant to get a better view.
There is a dive session during the day plus one at night.

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Sight Name: La Quebrada (The Gulch Cliff Divers)
Sight Location: Acapulco, Mexico (See walking tours in Acapulco)
Sight Type: Park/Outdoor
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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 Km or 2.2 Miles