A very interesting underwater reality took on the base of the seas in Portimão, far from the diving schools in Lisbon , the newspaper Público reported . Four Navy ships are now the backdrop to the Ocean Revival underwater park and would be the cozy home of many species of snails, octopuses, mackerels and additional fish and mollusks. Ships are a huge attraction for hundreds of divers from several nations.
1 year after being trashed, under the watchful eye of several dive school teachers in Lisbon and throughout the nation, Navy boats - a corvette, sea patrol, frigate and oceanographic vessel - now have the mission of to host the marine life - flora and fauna - of the area and also to constitute a lucrative tourist attraction.
Underwater Park of Portimão welcomes lots of diving fans from Lisbon and the entire nation.
Opened by the end of October 2012, the underwater park is located 30 meters deep, where pontificam dozens of oysters, barnacles, porkfish, sea bream and sea bass. The surrounding fauna and flora are in this manner in symbiosis with all the ships that it is no longer feasible to differentiate the initial color of the boats. The boats were organized in such a way as to ease the entry of professional divers and pupils out of diving schools in Lisbon.
It needs to be recalled that the average time of stay at 30 meters does not exceed 40 minutes, which suggests a few visits for a full understanding of these vessels. The invention of a comprehensive ecosystem in the region of sunken ships was a matter of weeks. The mussels which were attached to the hooves drawn the octopuses and the sea currents did the rest.
The four sunken ships now house dozens of marine fish, shellfish and fish species
Only in the Zambezi are there over two dozen distinct species brought on by the larvae that were being shipped from here 1 vessel to another. The underwater park is acting as an artificial reef, which is helping to boost biodiversity in that region. Only 'Oliveira e website Carmo' is home to 22 species, including sea bream, porpoise, porpoise and barnacles. And others less known to the public.
However, other species have already been spotted near the ships, particularly moonfish, crow fish, lilies and even little dolphins. Proof that individual does not always affect character in a negative manner and that, when interventions are well planned and executed, they may be quite effective and have favorable consequences in the areas where they're inserted, if within the reach of a dive in Lisbon or even the 30 meters deep, in Portimão, Algarve.