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The Watersports industry is badly regulated. There have been numerous fatal accidents and it is not advised to rent jet skiis in New Providence and Paradise Island, unless experienced.

Water Sports

These are remarkably well catered for in The Bahamas, parasailing, sailing, diving (the South Shore on New Providence is a particularly good location and offers SUB, personal underwater submarinesm for amateur underwater explorers, please see www.sub-bahamas.com), snorkelling, swimming and water skiing are all widely available.

The temperature of the sea seldom drops below 21 °C (70 °F), even in midwinter. Equipment is available from hotels, shops and marinas. Surfing can be done on Eleuthera and windsurfing on Grand Bahama and in Nassau. Sport fishing is well known throughout the islands. For further details on beaches and diving, please see the Regions section.

Ball Sports

Tennis, volleyball, baseball, squash, softball, basketball, soccer, rugby, golf, American football and cricket are all popular. Brilliant facilities exist for squash and tennis.


There are 8 18 hole and a 9 hole golf course available and the islands are host to major tournaments. Grand Bahama Island is the golf capital, offering 5 world class courses, 2 being at Lucaya Golf & Country Club. There are fitness centres and gyms which are open to visitors on Nassau / Paradise Island and on Grand Bahama Island. Great spa facilities and yoga tuition exist throughout the islands. An assortment of new age therapies are available.