Courtesy of Hurawalhi Island Resort

We bet you’ve never seen the ocean like this before.

By Marisa Spyker

After a long vacation day on the sand at the Maldives’ Hurawalhi Island Resort, it might be tempting to catch some post-dinner entertainment or stop into the dimly lit Champagne Pavilion for a nightcap. But stay on dry land and you just might miss the greatest show of all.

One of the latest “Bucket List Experiences” to be added to this private island resort’s repertoire, Fluoro Snorkeling takes guests on a post-sunset excursion to the area’s stunning coral reefs. Equipped with special gear, adventurers are able to see the reef and all its creatures in a whole new light—one that’s vaguely reminiscent of an undersea nightclub (heart-thumping bass thankfully excluded).

Courtesy of Hurawalhi Island Resort
Courtesy of Hurawalhi Island Resort

The “fluoro” refers to sealife that naturally fluoresce, or emit a longer wavelength light. When viewed through a yellow mask and blue light torch, these creatures—from sea anemones and shrimp to brain coral and certain types of fish—give off a rather psychedelic glow in shades from green and yellow to pink and purple. The result is undoubtedly the grooviest snorkeling experience you’ll ever have.

The Hurawalhi Island Resort
Courtesy of Hurawalhi Island Resort

Want to try it out? Fluoro snorkeling trips are currently available to book at the Hurawalhi Resort (also home to the world’s largest all-glass undersea restaurant), where rates start at $590 per night for a luxurious beach villa. Sign us up!

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