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ACAPULCO'S FLYERS

Dec. 12, 1955
Dec. 12, 1955

Table of Contents
Dec. 12, 1955

Fisherman's Calendar
Events & Discoveries
Spectacle
  • Among the greatest practitioners of an electrifying sport are La Quebrada's high divers, who leap for a tourists' floor show

Miami-in-Mexico
Basketball Bounces In
The Wonderful World Of Sport
Badgered Dog
Tennis
  • TENNIS 41

    TWO FINE TENNIS PLAYERS NAMED GONZALES AND TRABERT START A SWING THROUGH SIX CONTINENTS THIS WEEK TO SEE WHO IS CHAMP

Football
Boxing
Motor Sports
Skiing
  • SKIING 64

    A FLOCK OF FRESH GADGETS, FUNCTIONAL, FANCIFUL AND FASCINATING, PROMISE FASTER, SAFER SKIING THIS WINTER

Acknowledgments
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back

ACAPULCO'S FLYERS

Among the greatest practitioners of an electrifying sport are La Quebrada's high divers, who leap for a tourists' floor show

It started as a sport to while away idle hours when Acapulco was a sleepy little town. Now the high flyers shown on the following pages are part of a professional group of some 20 divers who thrill the patrons of one of the world's most fantastic cliffside restaurants. Nervelessly accurate, leaping at night to the light of a flaming fire, they have never missed on the split-second calculations which they must make to catch the sea when it is surging deep over the rocks below. But where they once dived for pennies, they now reap richer rewards from the tourists who, as Horace Sutton reports on page 21, are flocking to Acapulco in such ever-increasing numbers that the once remote little village is becoming a veritable Mexican Miami.

This is an article from the Dec. 12, 1955 issue Original Layout

Launching their tanned bodies out into space from a dizzy platform perched 100 feet above La Quebrada gorge, four Acapulco divers plummet with precision and daring toward the inrushing waters below. The penalty for bad timing: injury or even death

Spectators, including other divers, gaze down from the public pavilion at the spot where a hurtling swimmer has just entered the foaming gorge

Ready for another plunge, muscular diver scrambles up sheer brown and gray cliffside while the beautiful blue of the Pacific turns frothy green and white a few feet below

FOUR PHOTOSTONI FRISSELL