Urban Voice Jorge Ramirez braves unique and dangerous family tradition

Americas Now

What started as a challenge between local fishermen, quickly turned into Acapulco’s most famous tourist attraction.

For more than eight decades, fearless divers have jumped off La Quebrada, a 35-meter-high cliff that looms over the Pacific Ocean with only one goal: to achieve the perfect dive.

The high-diving pursuit, which requires great physical agility and intense focus, has seen the dedication of entire families in Acapulco, who have spent lives taking the plunge.

One man comes from a three-generation family of cliff divers, and at 26 years old, he’s the latest member to carry on the tradition.  Meet Urban Voice Jorge Ramirez.