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Tom Cruise's ‘scuba diving mission’

Tom Cruise has spent a recent break from filming learning to scuba dive, it’s claimed.

The 52-year-old actor is renowned for doing his own stunts on movies and has some underwater sequences coming up. To ensure he looks as good as possible during them Tom decided to get in some training during a break from shooting the next Mission: Impossible film.

“He was a really good sport. The captain was obviously a huge fan as he was wearing a Top Gun cap,” an insider told British newspaper The Sun.

“During his briefing he poked fun at Tom by saying what speed they were ‘cruising’ at and he laughed it all off.”

The classes took place off the Cayman Islands, where the actor is thought to have been spending his break.

He’s enjoying some time off from the action adventure shoot, having been in London, UK, to film scenes recently. The fifth movie in the franchise has an all-star cast, with Alec Baldwin, Paula Patton, Jeremy Renner and Simon Pegg all involved.

Tom’s love of stunts is famous throughout Hollywood and his co-stars have often commented on how fearless he is. He acted alongside Emily Blunt in Edge of Tomorrow and last month she joked about how dedicated to scary sequences he is. Emily had been in Dubai where she rode the fastest rollercoaster in the world.

“It goes zero to 240 km/h in 4.9 seconds. Basically it was fast that it feels wrong on your body. People went from, 'Yeah, this is so great,' And it took off and people went [clenches jaw and stares]. And no one screamed, no one made a sound, they thought they were dying,” she told talk show host Jimmy Kimmel.

"For Tom, he would be like, 'Guys, it's slow, let's go. Guys this sucks, let's do it without safety harnesses,'" she joked.

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