Sunday, December 02, 2007

Vanuatu's underwater post office

The Republic of Vanuatu in the South Pacific has a post office with a difference. It's underwater!

According to the Vanuatu Postal Administration website, "Situated within a marine sanctuary, the underwater post office is only 50 metres offshore and only three metres below the surface so it is very accessible to young and old alike. Hundreds of postal patrons have participated in posting one of the special waterproof postcards that are available."

"These cards are collected regularly by one of Vanuatu Post’s four trained scuba divers and 'cancelled' underwater with an embossing cachet. Mail that requires a normal underwater Post Office date stamp is cancelled in the main post office."

The Vanuatu is an island nation located in the South Pacific Ocean and is made up of 83 islands.

To find out more, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM