I have wanted to swim or canoe in bioluminescent waters since my friends Beth and Kirsten went on a rather less-than-supervised trip in Porto Rico many years ago. They had a great time, even if they felt abandoned by their group and guide. It seems so magical. I love the water anyway, and being surrounded by small creatures that glow sounds like the stuff of fairy tales.
These photos were taken in 2008-09 in the Gippsland Lakes in Victoria, Australia. The precise conditions that created this bright blue phenomena include a huge wildfire and a 100 year flood, so it is unlikely to happen again anytime soon. I am sure the local residents are relieved.
All these photos are by Phil Hart and can be found here, he sells prints.