Christmas trip this year was to Malta. We had planned to do a dive or two but the Med was surprisingly stirred up with high surf advisories. Ironically we got some great photos of the dive shops being flooded by high surf as a result. Other than that we were land-bound but stayed close to the coast. I loved the maritime feel to every part of this island nation that has been inhabited as long as any place on earth, even longer than Eygpt.