Malta has been crowned the world’s second best diving destination of 2019.
The island scooped the silver award at the annual UK Dive Show at the NEC in Birmingham.
Malta has been in the top three for the past five years, which is testament to its incredible scuba-diving credentials.
The Maltese Islands boast an abundance of reefs, stunning caverns, caves and spectacular wrecks.
The water surrounding Malta and Gozo is known for its pristine transparency, warmth and azure blue colour.
The Best Dive Destination of the Year Award had a strong list of contenders from across the globe vying for the top three places.
Egypt came first, while Indonesia placed third.
In 2018, the number of tourists who opted for Malta as a scuba diving destination reached more than 127,000, according to Malta Tourism Authority.