Blue Grotto in Montenegro: Take the Plunge Into the Glowing Waters of the Blue Caves by Sheri B Doyle
On the shores of Montenegro, a small break in the mountains has formed the Blue Grotto, or Blue Cave. Speedboats pull in and out of the cave, allowing their passengers to jump into the water.
Recently, I took the plunge in the Blue Cave. I stood on the boat shivering as I watched men jump in and scream as they hit the 68-degree F water. Doubts started to arise about how badly I needed to experience the phenomenon of the Blue Cave waters. Since the other passengers on our tour boat were so quick to get in and out we didn’t get to see what the cave is famous for. So, without thinking, I jumped out of the boat into the ice-cold waters.
As I looked into the water, I could see my body had turned an incandescent blue, as had the water around me. The effect was so different from anything I had experienced before. The light coming into the cave is refracted in such a way that when a swimmer is in the water, it appears as incandescent turquoise.
Shimmering turquoise water surrounding me, I posed for a few pictures trying not to shiver. As soon as the last shot was taken, I swam, taking a minute to watch the glow before I got back on the boat and begged the driver to get out into the sun.
Despite the shivering, I was so happy I had experienced this phenomenon. If you or your family is curious, there are blue caves in other places around the world, such as Croatia, Greece and Italy.
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