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How to watch the shore illuminate on a Maldives yacht charter vacation

By Oliver Pearson   22 January 2018

World famous for its natural atolls and pristine beaches, another captivating wonder can be experienced on a Maldives yacht charter - but you have to wait until night falls to see it.

Add the islands of Mudhdhoo, Rangali and Vaaddhoo to your charter itinerary for a truly once in a lifetime experience whilst you visit the Maldives.

Simply watch in awe as the waters of the Indian Ocean are illuminated by thousands of bioluminescent "ostracod" crustaceans. A planktonic creature no bigger than grain of sand, they create quite a spectacle.

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Known on the Chinese coast as the "blue tears" of the ocean, they emit an electric blue light when disturbed by breaking waves. As mysterious as a starlit beach may appear, scientists have noted the reason behind their brightness is to protect themselves against predators. 

Their enchanting glow can be admired for seconds or minutes to passers-by lucky enough to be by the beach whilst visiting locations throughout the Indian Ocean.

...the waters of the Indian Ocean are illuminated by thousands of bioluminescent "ostracod" crustaceans.

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To behold the fascinating sight of a beach shining bright bursts of blue, talk to your preferred charter broker today about planning a Maldives yacht charter vacation.

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