They call it the ‘leisure dive’ – and it’s coming to a pool near you this summer.
Following the craze of planking which swept the internet, a website has flourished after compiling hilarious pictures of divers striking a comedy pose in mid-air before they hit the water.
With the motto, ‘live and let dive’, the site recommends just how to get the most out of your split-second posing.
The ideal position is achieved with a diving board, giving swimmers enough height to get their hips parallel to the waterline. If successful then it’s a shot worthy of the family album or at the very least, Facebook.
The people behind LeisureDive.com encourage originality but there seems to be a couple of recurring favourite looks.
The most common is the hand on the hip, with a quizzical look and grasping a beer, book or bizarrely a croquet mallet.
Leisure diving looks set to take the place of planking – a phenomenon which involves lying face down in a public place, the weirder the better, and posting photos on social networking sites.
The favourite pose is to lie expressionless with a straight body, hands by the side and toes pointing towards the ground.
And although it could make you incredibly popular on the internet, it’s unlikely to do so with other holidaymakers relaxing at the hotel pool.