Bioluminescent Plankton Captured - Lets Go Maldives

Bioluminescent Plankton Captured

December 30, 2022

Within last week, guests of Baa Atoll had a mesmerizing experience of spotting the phenomenon called bioluminescent plankton, also known as dinoflagellates.Β 

These single-celled organisms can be found in oceans, seas, and other bodies of water around the world, and are a natural wonder and a sight to behold, as they

create a glowing, blue light when they are agitated or moved. Bioluminescent organisms are often found in warm coastal waters. Located in the Indian Ocean –

the warmest ocean in the world – the Maldives is the perfect place for bioluminescent beaches.


The Westin Maldives Mirandhoo Resort


You may wonder, when is the best time to see the phenomenon? It is possible to be witnessed in the Maldives starting from mid-summer through to winter.

However, there is no 100% guarantee that you will be able to see the glowing. But if you did, you can confidently consider yourself a lucky person and make a wish.

One of the best ways to see bioluminescent plankton in the Maldives is to go on a night snorkeling or diving tour. These tours take place after the sun has set,

and allow visitors to see the plankton in their full glory. As you swim through the water, the plankton will light up in a bright blue color, creating a beautiful and

breathtaking display.


Bioluminescent plankton are a natural wonder and a must-see for anyone visiting the Maldives. Whether you choose to go snorkeling or diving, seeing these glowing

organisms is an experience you will never forget. So, it is a great opportunity for tourists to visit Maldives and see this amazing natural wonder.

Glow-in-the-dark beaches are stunning, and it’s unbelievable that something so captivating can be described as natural or even real.


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Dhigufaru Island Resort
Furaveri Island Resort & SPA
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