An extremely interesting submerged 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 background to the Ocean Revival underwater park and would be the cozy home of several species of snails, octopuses, mackerels and other fish and mollusks. In addition, ships are a massive 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 to constitute a lucrative tourist attraction.
Underwater Park of Portimão welcomes lots of diving fans from Lisbon and the entire nation.
Opened at 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 boats it is no longer possible to distinguish the original color of these ships. The boats were organized in such a way as to facilitate the entry of professional divers and pupils from diving schools in Lisbon.
It needs to be recalled that the average time of stay at 30 meters doesn't exceed 40 minutes, which suggests a few visits for a full knowledge of the vessels. The creation of a complete ecosystem in the region of 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 currently house dozens of marine fish, shellfish and fish species
Just in the Zambezi are far over two dozen distinct species attracted 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 area. Only 'Oliveira e Carmo' is home to 22 species, including sea bream, porpoise, click here porpoise and barnacles. And others known to the public.
However, other species have been seen near the ships, particularly moonfish, crow fish, shellfish and perhaps even small dolphins. Evidence that man does not always affect nature in a negative way and that, when interventions are well planned and executed, they may be very powerful and have favorable consequences in the regions in which they're inserted, if within the range of a dip in Lisbon or even the 30 meters deep, in Portimão, Algarve.