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April 29, 2007

Underwater Post Office

at 6:08 am. Filed under Crazy Hacks, What Were They Thinking

If you can dream it, someone has built it. 🙂 Who ever would think about creating an underwater post office? Looks beautiful though…

“Vanuatu Post has created the world’s only Underwater Post Office. Situated within a marine sanctuary, off Hideaway Island near Port Vila in Vanuatu, the Post Office can receive mail delivered in person if you are a visiting diver or snorkeller or sent via the Main Post Office to ensure all mail items receive the special cancellation from this unique underwater paradise.

What makes the postcard waterproof?

The postcards are a synthetic product called Syntek and the weight is 340gsm. So a plastic like product. The Syntec material is basically made of a mixture of clay (calcium carbonate) and polypropylene resin. It is non-toxic and has the look, feel and printability of paper, plus the durability of plastic. They are tough, waterproof, tear-resistant, impervious to grease, oils, chemicals and the elements. They can also withstand high temperatures and humidity.”

Via: EGlobe1


 

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12 Responses to “Underwater Post Office”

  1. The Internet Journalist » Underwater Post Office Says:

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  2. liesofxiii Says:

    I’ve always been a big fan of scoobadiving, never expected anyone to do anything like that though

  3. Mr. Maigo Says:

    We’re slowly going insane and as we fail to find anything new to do, it will speed up

  4. Paul Says:

    Haha, I would never of thought of this, cool idea thou. I like how they made special postcards for it, instead of just putting normal ones in a bag or something

  5. liesofxiii Says:

    Paul, how about laminate em eh?

  6. Geoff Says:

    Ah, Vanuatu, home to some of the best diving and deep sea sport fishing in the world, also where I got married. A great place.

  7. Alan Parekh Says:

    Hi Geoff,

    Is it as beautiful as it looks?

  8. skazz Says:

    I like it because it’s traditional, yet practical.

  9. Hexypoo Says:

    Kinda reminds me of the whole futt buckers thing from that Idiocracy movie.

  10. liesofxiii Says:

    Would be awesome if they used bank-like vacume tubes to send messages and packages from island to island underwater

  11. Clark Hummell Says:

    o_O
    So.. you write on the cards on the land, or underwater?
    Couldn’t you utilize the (ex$pen$ive) space pen underwater?
    This…is…so… COOL!

  12. The Art of the Prank » Blog Archive » Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night… Says:

    […] …stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds! According to Gadling, the traveler’s weblog, there are no fewer than 5 underwater mailboxes around the world. Via Hacked Gadgets […]

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