Mazatlan Cliff Diving
Adventure 1 year ago

8 Most Dangerous Cliff Jumps in the World

ADVERTISEMENT

Cliff jumping is a spectacular and often dangerous past time that involves leaping off giant cliffs into the ocean or other body of water. A sport born in Hawaii, it has gained popularity over time both for spectators and participants. Some locations are more dangerous than others and the most dangerous ones often are also the most spectacular. Following are eight of the most dangerous and beautiful cliff jumping locations in the world ranging from the tropical beaches of Mexico to crystal clear pools of water in Switzerland.

1. Acapulco

Cliff diving has been a tradition in Acapulco since the forties and it is currently one of the most famous cliff jumping locations in the world. The jump is off a 45 foot cliff into the ocean. Divers must consider the wind and the timing of the ocean waves to hit the water when there is at least four and a half meters of water covering the jagged bottom. Cliff divers can be watched by paying an entrance fee to gain access to a viewing platform.

Acapulco, Mexico Cliff Diving
«
Next »

More on EscapeHere

  • 10 Best Things to See and Do in Glasgow

    Despite being Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow often gets overlooked as a destination for those making the trip north of the border.

    Destination
  • 16 Tips for Hiking the West Coast Trail

    The West Coast Trail is a breathtakingly beautiful 47 mile (75 km) backpacking route on the southwest coast of Vancouver Island, BC.

    Adventure
  • 10 Reasons to Visit Portugal

    Anyone who has been to Portugal and experienced the marvel of the abundant nature, or the warmth and vibrance of the culture, will contest to the greatness of this country.

    Arts/Culture
  • The 12 Best Bars in the Bay Area

    Whether you’re a wine connoisseur, a beer guzzler, a dance late night dancer, a laid back patio type; into rooftop cocktails, jazz bars, dive bars, or gay bars – the Bay Area has everything you need for your kind of

    Events/Occasions
  • Cincinnati For Families

    “The Queen City” is rich in architecture and culture with a history spanning over 200 years. With its beautiful buildings as a focal point, Cincinnati is as astonishing to look at as it is to be in.

    Families
  • 10 Must See Sports Stadiums in North America

    While travelling many people make sure to get to all of the biggest attractions and talked about places at their destination as these are often the deciding factors on choosing where to take their trip.

    Sports/Fitness
  • Edinburgh’s 9 Best Pubs

    Edinburgh is jam packed with things to see and do:  A pretty impressive castle, historic monuments, beautiful streets and buildings, loads of leafy parks, the list goes on.

    Destination
  • 10 Things to See and Do in Los Angeles

    If movies are to be believed, the only thing LA has going for it is the Hollywood sign. Wrong! LA is a vibrant city that combines culture, history and the great outdoors.

    Adventure
  • 8 Cities that Have Public Transit Figured Out

    Remember the days when you couldn’t catch a bus past midnight, the days where the sun and rain wreaked havoc on the faded schedule taped to the post at the bus stop, and the days of the graffiti filled subway

    Budget Travel
  • England for Sports Fans: Where to Go and What to See

    When thinking of England and sports the first thing that comes to mind may be soccer/football, and while footy is the national staple on TVs around the world many other venues provide up close and personal experiences not necessarily available

    Destination
  • Gallery: West Coast Trail

    Gallery: West Coast Trail

    Canada
  • 9 Things NOT to Bring on Your Next Vacation

    Instead of focusing on what TO bring on vacation, let’s shift the focus on what NOT to bring because let’s face it…we’ve all come home from a trip and said “I didn’t need that”.

    Travel Tips
  • Top 10 Cities to Invest in Real Estate in the US for 2014

    With the recession growing more distant as each day passes, it’s the perfect time to set your sights on investing in real estate in the United States.

    Destination
  • The 7 Best Day Tours in Scotland

    If you don’t already know it’s worth mentioning:  Scotland isn’t a big place.

    Destination
  • Los Angeles’ Most Popular Food Trucks

    Los Angeles is the city that started the gourmet food truck revolution, built on the notion that mobile restaurants can offer up delicious and inspired cuisine to patrons who are on-the-go.

    Destination

Comments

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

Around the Web

More From EscapeHere