Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Underwater post office opens for business

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Vanuatu has unveiled what it claims is the world’s first underwater post office.

The office provides jobs for four dive-accredited postal workers operating in shifts.

Tourists to the South Pacific island nation will be able to buy special waterproof postcards from shops and then scuba dive three metres down to have their postcards embossed with a waterproof stamp.

It was especially created by Vanuatu Post to celebrate the 83-island archipelago’s status as a marine paradise.

Vanuatu Tourism described the fibreglass post office as being surrounded by beds of coral and shoals of multicoloured fish in a marine sanctuary off Hideaway Island on the outskirts of the island’s capital, Port Vila.

It’s aimed at drawing attention to the diversity of Vanuatu’s underwater world, and easily accessible dive sites

Cliff Etzel
Cliff is the former Freediving editor of DeeperBlue.com. He is now a freelance journalist and film-maker.

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