Supermodel Naomi Campbell spent last summer (11) learning how to swim so she could obtain her scuba diving certification.

The British beauty threw herself into the water after setting her sights on becoming a proficient deep sea diver, and her hard work paid off within a matter of weeks.

She tells Harper's Bazaar magazine, "The most daring thing I've done is learning how to scuba dive last August. I didn't even know how to swim when I decided that I wanted to learn how to dive.

"My friends had told me how peaceful and serene it is in the depths of the ocean, and I thought it sounded wonderful, so I decided to take lessons. I took several swimming and diving lessons and passed the written test and the diving test. Now I dive every chance I get, and I love the tranquil feeling that I experience when I'm underwater. It's pure bliss!"