Plage de Bois Jolan - Guadeloupe (von Selden Vestrit)
The islands of the Bahamas are well known for crystal clear waters which allows the sunlight to penetrate deep down, and the first under water motion picture was shot back in 1914 in the Bahamas.
The seafloor post office was actually a submarine sphere used for filming underwater scenes, and allowed tourists a breathtaking view of marine sea life, along with the opportunity to send a souvenir postcard post marked “Sea Floor/Bahamas.”
The commemorative stamps were designed by Derek Miller and printed by Lowe-Martin. The stamp series feature a 15 cent stamp, a 50 cent stamp, a 65 cent stamp and a 70 cent stamp.
The undersea post office was created by American photographer John Ernest Williamson who was a pioneer in undersea photography. His father invented a tube that could stretch to depths of 200 feet below the surface.
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Williamson was also involved in the production of a number of motion pictures including one based on Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues under the Sea.
Undersea Photography Sparked Bahamian Conservation Movement
The Bahamas Post Office, 75th Anniversary of the World’s 1st Undersea Post Office and the Centenary of the 1st Underwater Motion!
Bahamas highlights 75th anniversary of World’s first undersea Post Office
Wildlife Worldwide’s feature on Tobago:
The articles highlight Little Tobago, the Main Ridge Forest Reserve, and Speyside as premiere nature and wildlife destinations for eco enthusiasts!
Top 10 Candlelight Dinners On The Beach
Everyone has his or her own idea of romance, but who doesn’t love a candlelight dinner on the beach? Well, whether you want to fall in love again, find some creative inspiration for your next date, or maybe you’re just curious to see what dreams are made of, the following list will definitely provoke some thoughts.
- Beach Pit Dining at At Dusit Thani Maldives
- Romantic Beach Picnic at Niyama
- BBQ Candlelight Dinner at Fregate Island Private
- Romantic Candlelight Beach Dinner at North Island
- Aalto Beach Restaurant at Aava Resort
- Private Beach Dinner at Constance Moofushi Resort
- Gazebo Beach Dinner at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray
- Eat Under the Stars at Kaya Mawa
- Candlelight Dinner at Rosewood Mayakoba
- Grill on the Sands at Banyan Tree Seychelles