By Dian Hasan | September 2, 2009
La Quebrada (Spanish for “gulch” or “ravine”) is a leading attraction in the resort town of Acapulco, Mexico. Divers entertain tourists by jumping off the 45 meter (148 ft) high cliff.
The divers must calculate the right moment to jump to catch an incoming wave and avoid serious injury or death. These death-defying cliff jumpers occasionally dive with a torch at night. Most of the divers come from the family of Quebrada divers.
In one of the walls of the cliff there is a path and a restaurant where tourists gather to watch the divers while enjoying pelicans diving for fish. Ample proof that different species dive for different purposes.