More Brits are booking flights to Egypt and Malta because of the diving opportunities that each country offers.
This is according to the British Sub-Aqua Club (BSAC), which said both nations are "ideal travel destinations" because flight times are both under five hours.
"Within that short period of time, particularly with the Red Sea, you are on beautiful aqua marine coral reefs with fantastic marine life," explained BSAC marketing and membership manager Alison Dando.
"Potentially in the larger pelagics you’ve got the sharks, you’ve got turtles and that’s just five hours away."
Ms Dando went on to say that dive sites in both countries are famous around the world and high up many divers’ wish lists.
Those looking further afield, she added, can look at the Caribbean, the Pacific and the Indian Ocean, while the Antarctic, Iceland and Canada offer more unusual diving opportunities.
Recent research from CV Travel revealed that niche trips are becoming more popular, with Egypt, Turkey and Morocco all seeing a rise in the number of UK holidaymakers.