First introduced to American audiences on ABC's Wide World of Sports in the 1970's, Acapulco's most storied and aged tradition still vaults daily from La Quebrada's daunting clifftops in Old Acapulco. The cliff divers are a must-see and are usually well worth the price of admission (usually around $40 pesos, or $3 USD). The show involves several professional divers leaping from 148-foot cliffs high above the Acapulco landscape. The divers have drawn attention ever since they began diving as a team in 1934.
The shows get started about 1 p.m. each day and divers must time their jumps with the tide so as to land when the water is deepest. Diving also takes place in the late afternoon and, when divers are feeling especially adventurous, in the dark of a summer evening.