Diving Platform, Mazatlan, Mexico by dbvirago
Less known than in Acapulco, but by far more dangerous, three generations of cliff divers showcase their traditional sport only a few miles away from the golden zone. Every day, tourists from all over the world witness breathtaking stunts performed from a 45 foot high platform into 5 feet of water, or less.
This is the main difference between Mazatlán and Acapulco and requires extreme focus and knowledge in order to make a safe entrance into a diving area that is smaller than 15 square feet. Wind and ocean conditions need to be considered before every dive. In addition these divers strongly rely on the guidance of their teammates who are watching conditions from a lower level, closer to the point of entrance. A picture opportunity for every sightseer – a daredevil action for every cliff diver.