In the Maldives, a group of islands are collectively known as Raa Atoll, and there is Vaadhoo Island, where you’ll be most likely to find the magical ‘Sea Of Stars’. Home to just over 500 people, many tourists travel to Vaadhoo Island to see this event.
Travelling to this island means you can walk on the beach and have your own natural star path, or you’ll be staring out over the gorgeous Maldives beach as the sunsets, showcasing the blue ocean stars glowing back at you.
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Many of you will be pleased to learn that swimming in this glowing rarity is perfectly safe for humans. Any movement within the water, stamping your feet, throwing sand or the waves rolling cause these ‘stars’ to glow.
When it comes to causing the blue glow, it’s the phytoplankton being moved in the waves. It sends electrical impulses around a proton-filled compartment inside them, causing the pH to change as it mixes with water and creates a chemical reaction, which makes the neon blue light.