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Besides swimming, a plethora of water sports awaits the active. Several dive operations, including Global Divers (tel. 0898/8822-6600) at Xiao Donghai Beach, organize scuba diving trips out to nearby reefs. Sailing, windsurfing, and kayaking are available at any of the resort hotels, and you can rent water-skis and motorized skiffs from the beaches at Yalong Bay and Da Donghai. There are now even underwater scooters (ping tai hai di mo tuo) at ¥128 ($17/£8.30) per hour. Your hotel can arrange trips out to local golf courses. The Olympic Shooting and Entertainment Center (Ao Lin Pi Ke She Ji Yu Le Zhong Xing) on Yu Ya Lu 557 (tel. 0898/8822-1820) has large stocks of AK47s and live chickens, giving new meaning to the word entertainment and pause for thought concerning the Beijing 2008 games.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.