What a Dive

My hero

Acapulco and the cliffs famed for the high diving spectacular have always been my ultimate dream. Not watching but doing……but…….I suspect I have left my cliff diving too late,, that is if I intend to survive it.

We went for the sunset event and settled into the La Perla restaurant with a wonderful close view to the cliffs. There is a little shrine at the top where the divers pray before they plunge into the surging abyss.

These young men delight me with mirrored synchronised diving from about 20 metres and the 35m drop from the top means the reverse summersault is a fantastic spectacle. The angle of the rock-face means the divers have to throw themselves 10 metres out.

We eat drink and watch two more shows with lights and different dives each time

For many years I coached spring-board and high board diving and it was my main sport and interest. Getting to see the Acapulco cliff diving, a dream come true. Photos are here

2 Responses to What a Dive

  1. John Grace May 1, 2011 at 8:43 pm #

    I bet you were tempted to climb up at least a couple of meters and have a go Jo!

  2. Virginia May 1, 2011 at 10:41 pm #

    Well Jo you look quite stunning and I am sure with your spirit and past training you could have done a good dive —- not from that height though!! good call.Fantastic pics what an adventure you are having and no scratches so the hombres are taking good care of you – the N.Z ones I mean.

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