An extremely interesting underwater reality took over the bottom of the seas in Portimão, far from the diving schools in Lisbon , the newspaper Público reported . Four Navy ships are now the background to the Ocean Revival underwater park and would be the cozy home of many species of snails, octopuses, mackerels and other fish and mollusks. Ships are still a huge attraction for countless sailors from several nations.
1 year after being sunk, 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 many diving fans from Lisbon and the entire nation.
Opened by the end of October 2012, the underwater park is situated 30 meters deep, where pontificam dozens of oysters, barnacles, porkfish, sea bream and sea bass. The surrounding fauna and flora are in such a manner in symbiosis with all the boats that it is no longer possible to differentiate the initial color of these boats. The vessels were arranged in such a way as to ease the entrance of specialist divers and pupils from diving schools in Lisbon.
It should be recalled that the average time of stay at 30 meters doesn't exceed 40 minutes, which suggests several visits for a full knowledge of these vessels. The invention of a complete ecosystem in the area of sunken ships turned into a matter of months. The mussels which were attached to the hooves attracted 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 more than two dozen distinct species brought on by the larvae that were being sent from 1 container 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, including sea bream, porpoise, porpoise and barnacles. And others less known to the public.
But 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 more info that, when interventions are well arranged and executed, they may be quite effective and have favorable consequences in the areas where they're inserted, if check here within the reach of a dive in Lisbon or even the 30 meters deep, in Portimão, Algarve.