01 August 2015

Maldives 2015 105th Birth Anniversary of Jacques-Yves Cousteau

As a mark of participation in MonacoPhil, Maldives released on 1 July 2015, 2 souvenir sheets celebrating the 105th birth anniversary of Jacques-Yves Cousteau, who was born on 11 June 1910.

04 July 2015

Togo 15 June 2015 Monaco Oceanographic Museum 105th Anniversary

Two souvenir sheets were released by Togo on 15 June 2015 to mark the 105th anniversary of the Monaco Museum of Oceanography. Both souvenir sheets feature Jacques-Yves Cousteau as one of the subject matters. One of them with 4 stamps in it also feature an early day diving suit.

22 February 2015

Solomon Islands 2014 Corals

This set of 2 souvenir sheets were released 20 December 2014 on the theme of corals. The selvedge of both sheets are decorated with photos with scuba divers in them. The scuba diver in the first sheet is obvious, but the scuba diver in the second sheet is at a distance, seen as a shadow below the gorgonian (sea fan).

02 October 2014

France 2014 Holiday at the beach

France 2014 Holiday on the beach. This is a self-adhesive stamp taken from the "Holidays" stamp booklet released on 5 may 2014. It shows a lobster at a beach holding vacation paraphernalia that includes mask and fins.

31 August 2014

Bahamas 2013 Bahamas Reef Environment Education Foundation (BREEF)

The Bahamas Post released, on 29 October 2013, these 4 pairs of stamps, each pair with a central vignette, all featuring underwater scenery of divers and underwater fauna - angelfish, turtle, grouper, dolphin and sharks - to mark the 20th anniversary of the Bahamas Reef Environment Education Foundation, or BREEF in short. Founded by the late Sir Nicholas Nuttall in 1993, BREEF is a non-profit foundation that addresses ongoing concerns on the changing conditions of the Bahamian marine environment.The underwater images on the stamps were taken by BREEF, Stuart Cove Dive Bahamas, Sandy Voegeli, Grant Johnson, and Katie Grudecki.

28 July 2014

Russia 2014 Scuba Diving Hero

One of the heros featured in Russia's hero series of stamp issues is Andrei Rozhkov (1961-1998), who is the first person ever to successfully scuba dive the North Pole, and died during the same dive. This stamp was issued 21 February 2014.

Vanuatu 2013 Underwater Post Office 10th Anniversary

Vanuatu celebrated the 10th anniversary of their underwater post office on 11 December 2013 with a souvenir sheet featuring photos of the process of preparing the post office stand.