Thursday, February 11, 2010

Cliff Divers of Acapulco

If you look closely at the top photo, you can see the cliff divers climbing up the cliff.  There are "little" flat rocks up the cliff wall.  Each diver has a spot where they stand prior to the dive.  At the top is a shrine.  (shown in the bottom photo)  The divers at the top offer a prayer at the shrine before diving into the water.  One of the divers on this day was a 13 year old girl.  I didn't get a photo of her dive but you can see her in the blue suit as she climbs the cliff..

The next three photos are of the divers.  The last one shows two diving at the same time.  It was amazing to watch these young men and women dive from the high cliffs into the small pool of water below.  I've read about them, seen pictures, and watched video but nothing compares to being there.  It was wonderful.