A very intriguing underwater reality took over the base of the seas in Portimão, far in your diving schools in Lisbon , the paper Público reported . Four Navy ships are now the backdrop to the Ocean Revival underwater park and are the comfortable home of many species of snails, octopuses, mackerels and additional fish and mollusks. Moreover, ships are still a huge attraction for hundreds of divers from several nations.
1 year after being sunk, under the watchful eye of several dive school teachers in Lisbon and across the nation, Navy boats - a corvette, ocean patrol, frigate and oceanographic boat - today have the assignment of to sponsor the marine life - fauna and flora - of the region and to constitute a flourishing tourist attraction.
Underwater Park Portimão welcomes lots of diving enthusiasts from Lisbon and the whole country.
Opened at the end of October 2012, the underwater park is located 30 meters deep, where pontificam heaps of oysters, barnacles, porkfish, sea bream and sea bass. The surrounding flora and fauna are in this manner in symbiosis with the ships that it is no longer feasible to differentiate the initial color of these ships. The vessels were arranged in such a way as to facilitate the entry of specialist divers and students 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 implies several visits for a full knowledge of these vessels. The invention of a comprehensive ecosystem in the region of ships turned into a matter of weeks. The mussels that were attached to the hooves attracted the octopuses and the sea currents did the rest.
The four sunken ships currently house dozens of marine fish, shellfish and fish species
Just in the Zambezi are far over two dozen different species brought on from the larvae here that were being sent from one vessel to another. The underwater park is acting as an artificial reef, which is helping to increase biodiversity in that region. Just 'Oliveira e Carmo' is home to 22 species, such as sea bream, porpoise, porpoise and barnacles. And others known to the public.
However, other species have been spotted close to the ships, especially moonfish, crow fish, lilies and even small dolphins. Evidence that man doesn't always impact character in a negative manner and when interventions have been well arranged and executed, they may be very powerful and have positive effects in the areas where they are inserted, whether within the reach of a dive in Lisbon or the 30 meters deep, in Portimão, Algarve.