Vanuatu Post has created an official Post Office with a difference. It is the world’s only Underwater Post Office.
The Underwater Post Office is situated within the Hideaway Island marine sanctuary in approximately 3 metres of water. It’s proximity to the beach makes it easy for swimmers and snorkelers to post special “waterproof postcards”. Instead of being stamped with ink to show that the card has been sent, the Post office has developed a new embossed cancellation device. All are guaranteed to receive the special cancellation from this unique underwater paradise before being delivered both locally and internationally.
Officially licensed by Vanuatu Post, this unique postal location was opened for business on Monday May 26, 2003.
We have had many honored guests visit this special attraction, including Vanuatu’s Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, and representatives of the Chinese Government – many of whom have donned snorkel gear and visited the Underwater Post Office to mail postcards!
Vanuatu Post encourages visitors to literally look below the surface of this beautiful country and grab a mask, fins and snorkel, and visit the Underwater Post Office. Its an adventure for you and a pleasure for the recipients of these unique postcards!