Action girl Avril shows off her figure as she goes scuba diving

Action girl Avril Lavigne puts her green bikini to the test as she goes snorkelling

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19:45 GMT, 23 July 2012

Avril Lavigne has the kind of figure that inspires women to get back on the treadmill.

But the singer doesn't spend her free time sweating at the gym or pounding the pavements.

Instead the 27-year-old prefers to keep in shape by staying active – as she showed while holidaying in Mexico yesterday.

Slipping into a skimpy green bikini of her own design budding fashion designer Avril then joined her friends for a spot of snorkelling.

Action gurl: Avril Lavigne shows off her body as goes snorkelling around the sea of Cortez in Mexico wearing a green bikini

Action gurl: Avril Lavigne shows off her body as goes snorkelling around the sea of Cortez in Mexico wearing a green bikini

Tired out: Avril laughed and joked with her friends as she climbed back onboard to dry off

ATired out: Avril laughed and joked with her friends as she climbed back onboard to dry off

Time to relax: Avril laughed and joked with her friends as she climbed back onboard to dry off

Leaving her luxury yacht for a smaller dingy, Avril donned a snorkelling mask before diving in.

Beckoned in by a friend she swam around, enjoying the nature at her resort in idyllic Los Cabos.

Avril laughed and joked with her friends as she climbed back onboard to dry off.

She proved the perfect advert for her green bikini, which is from her own clothing range, Abbey Dawn and costs $50.

No need for the gymn: Avril claims she has no time to exercise, instead relying on her busy lifestyle to keep her in shape

No need for the gym: Avril claims she has no time to exercise, instead relying on her busy lifestyle to keep her in shape

Over the edge: Daredevil Avril dives over the edge of her dingy as she goes scuba diving

Over the edge: Daredevil Avril dives over the edge of her dingy as she goes scuba diving

Over the edge: Daredevil Avril dives over the edge of her dingy as she goes snorkelling

Avril also showed she hasn't abandoned her alternative style, with an edgy undercut haircut.

Her crop – which is favoured by famous
faces including Rihanna and model Alice Dellal – follows months of
Avril dying her hair unusual colours including green and pink.

Bathing beauty: Even on her dingy and in a scuba mask Avril still looks great

Bathing beauty: Even on her dingy and in a mask Avril still looks great

Time for a dip: The pop star is enjoying a break from her career as a pop star and clothing designer

Time for a dip: The pop star is enjoying a break from her career as a pop star and clothing designer

Along with her bikini and edgy
haircut, Avril's skimpy outfit also revealed her tattoos, including a
skull and crossbones, star and various writing.

Since bursting onto the pop scene as a
17-year-old 'skater-girl' Avril has always stayed active, but she
recently claimed she relied on her busy lifestyle to keep her body in
shape.

Come on in: A friend encourages Avril to jump right in

Come on in: A friend encourages Avril to jump right in

Avril Lavigne

Avril Lavigne

Staying in the shade: Pale skinned Avril sensibly applied sunscreen and opted to stay out of direct sunlight after her swim

The singer says her busy career means she rarely gets to visit the gym.

'If I didn't work and was at home and
had a normal schedule I'd work out all the time, but it's really hard to
do that when you travel because you're so tired,' she told Now
magazine.

'My excuse is that I work out on stage, running around all night.'

Who's that girl Popstar Avril goes incognito under her scuba mask

Who's that girl Popstar Avril goes incognito under her mask

Girl time: Avril is holidaying with a group of friends

Girl time: Avril is holidaying with a group of friends