Jamaica’s luminous lagoon being the brightest of them all amazes scientists and visitors worldwide. The lagoon is the best place to see the microscopic organisms called dinoflagellates. The lagoon is home to millions of these organisms that thrive where the salt water meets the fresh water.
Try to dip your hand or foot in the water. You will see the water light up around you. You will even see fish swim around and blue light surround them. Once the boat is far out enough, you may get the option to swim and I encourage a few of you to do so. It is remarkable to see people in the water light up. If you choose to swim, once you get out of the water you will see your swimsuit and body light up as you move around. The water is not very deep, only about 4 or 6 feet and life jackets are available for those who need them.
Don’t worry, you will not miss out if you choose not to swim – your tour guide will more than likely fill a bucket of water for you to play with. Make sure you bring an empty bottle so you can take a sample of this marvelous water back with you. It will continue to glow for a couple of hours.