Friday, May 1, 2015

Acapulco: La Quebrada Cliff Divers Monument

La Quebrada Cliff Divers Monument
Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico
(From the Cruise Ship Port to La Quebrada and Back)


N 16° 50.774 W 099° 54.885



Short Description: 

A monument honoring the professional cliff divers of Acapulco is located to the entrance to the La Quebrada viewing area in Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico.



Long Description:

The La Quebrada Cliff Divers are professional high divers who perform daily shows for the public. They dive 35 meters (115 ft) from the cliffs of La Quebrada into the "Gulch" in Pacific Ocean. The depth of water in the "Gulch" can varies from 6 to 16 feet depending on the waves and tide, with an average depth of 12 feet. They are some of the highest paid residents of Acapulco. Master divers and can earn more than $250 US dollars per day.

A bronze statue depicts a cliff diver in the process of free falling from the cliff. His body is arched with his legs and head up and his arms back by his sides. A smaller bronze plaque commemorates the first 50th anniversary of the divers, which began in 1934. A larger bronze plaque described the early history of the divers followed by a list of performers. It also described the formation of the "Club of Divers and Lifeguards of La Quebrada" in 1949 and lists the original officers.



The upper plaque is inscribed:


PRIMER CINCUENTENARIO
1934 CLAVADOS EN LA QUEBRADA 1984

The lower plaque is inscribed:

EN EL AÑO DE 1934, SE INICIO EN LOS ACANILADOS DE LA QUEBRADA, A 35 MTS. DE ALTURA, EN DEPORTE- ESPECTACULO DE CLAVADOS QUE MAS TARDE VENDRIA A DAR GRAN RELEVANCIA Y PROMOCION TURISTICA AL PUERTO DE ACAPULCO. SUS INICIADORES FUERON: RAFAEL ALVARDO, ROBERTO RAMIREZ, NICOLAS NAVARRETE, ENRIQUE APACRIOS, JUAN VILLANUEVA, LUCIO RODIGUEZ Y JUAN OJEDA VALVERDE. EN 1949 SE CONSTITUYI "EL CLUB DE CLAVADISTAS Y SALVAVIDAS DE LA QUEBRARA." INTEGRANDO SU DIRECTIVA, LOS SIGUIENTES SOCIO: ALFONSP APAC RIOS. PTE. JUAN OJEDA VALVERDE. TESORERO. NICHOLAS NAVARRETE, SRIO DE TRABAJO. ROBERTO APAC RIOS, SRIO. DE ACTAS. RAUL GARCIA BRAVO, SRIO DE ORGANIZATION, JUVENCIO MARIN NERI, PRIMER VOCAL. CARLOS FLORES GARCIA, SEGUNDO VOCAL, LOS GUERRERENSES AGRADECIDOS LES RECONOCEMOS SU VALIOSA APORTACION DEDI CANDOLE ESTE TESTIMONIO A SU MEMORIA.

ACPULCO GUERRERO. OCTUBRE DE 1986

LIC. JESUS ARAUJO HERNANDEZ


***Translation*** 

FIRST 50TH ANNIVERSARY
1934 DIVERS IN LA QUEBRADA 1984

IN THE YEAR OF 1934, HERE IN THE 35 METERS HIGH CLIFFS OF THE GORGE, BEGAN THE ACTIVITY OF VIEWING OF DIVERS THAT LATER WOULD BECOME OF GREAT IMPORTANCE TO THE PORT OF ACAPULCO FOR TOURISM. THE FIRST DIVERS WERE: RAFAEL ALVARDO, ROBERTO RAMIREZ, NICOLAS NAVARRETE, ENRIQUE APACRIOS, JUAN VILLANUEVA, RODIGUEZ LUCIO AND JUAN OJEDA VALVERDE. IN 1949 WAS CONSTITUTED "THE CLUB OF DIVERS AND LIFEGUARDS OF LA QUEBRADA." INTEGRATING ITS DIRECTIVE, THE FOLLOWING PARTNER: ALFONSO APAC RIOS. PRESIDENT. JUAN OJEDA VALVERDE. TREASURER. NICHOLAS NAVARRETE, CORPORATE WORK. ROBERTO RIOS, SECRETARY OF PROCEEDINGS. RAUL GARCIA BRAVO, CORPORATE ORGANIZATION, JUVENCIO MARIN NERI, FIRST SPEAKER. CARLOS FLORES GARCIA, SECOND SPEAKER, THE GRATEFUL GUERRERO RECOGNIZES THEIR VALUABLE CONTRIBUTION AND DEDICATES THIS PLAQUE IN TESTIMONY TO THEIR MEMORY.

ACAPULCO GUERRERO. OCTOBER 1986

LIC. JESUS ARAUJO HERNANDEZ

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