Glowing beaches in the Maldives
The article is devoted to the sights of the Republic of Maldives – luminous beaches. How is a natural phenomenon formed? Can I swim in glowing water? Where can the phenomenon be seen? You will find the answers in our article. Also briefly presented several other unusual beaches of the world.
Of course, everyone knows the main entertainment activities of the Maldives: lie on the beaches, go diving and surfing, relax in comfortable hotels. However, in addition to the standard cases of tourists, in the Maldives, there is another interesting attraction that will certainly appeal to lovers of natural phenomena.
These are the luminous Maldivian beaches. A similar phenomenon occurs in many atolls of the country, but only a few are able to demonstrate a really spectacular light show.
Why does the water glow?
Blame the single-celled algae that inhabit
ocean coastal waters. Plankton is endowed with bioluminescent characteristics. Creatures accumulate together near the shore by the forces of ocean waves, which is why this effect is created.
Of course, the most wonderful water surface looks at night. Dozens of gentle sapphire light are gathered by dozens of tourists almost every day. Watch such a show here regularly, but the peak of beauty comes during the breeding season of luminous algae.
In general, guides advise to avoid such experiments. Luminous single-celled produce a lot of harmful toxins, therefore, swim during plankton activity is not recommended: there is some discomfort, there is a risk of poor health. Because of these features, there are almost no swimmers here, but couples in love, lovers of romantic landscapes on local beaches still meet.
Find the epicenter of an unusual natural phenomenon really on the Maldivian island of Vaadhoo. It is here that the maximum number of bioluminescent plankton accumulates, which floats near the beaches.
Due to the considerable remoteness of the island from the major cities of the country – from Malé to Vaadhoo almost 400 kilometers – it is possible to get there by means of domestic flights, including air taxi services, seaplanes. You can also use sea transport.
In addition to the glowing Maldivian beach, there are several non-standard beach attractions. For example, India is famous for its disappearing beach. A curious phenomenon is observed there every day – the water slowly departs 5 kilometers from the coast, temporarily exposes the bottom, leaving sea creatures without cover.
Also in many countries there are beaches of pink, black sand, in the USA there is a popular glass beach, and on San Maarten there are literally airplanes flying over the heads of tourists – the airport is located near the local Maho beach.