An extremely intriguing submerged reality took over the base of the seas in Portimão, far from your diving schools in Lisbon , the newspaper Público reported . Four Navy ships are now the background to the Ocean Revival underwater park and are the cozy home of several species of snails, octopuses, mackerels and additional fish and mollusks. Moreover, ships are still a massive attraction for hundreds of divers from several countries.
One year after being trashed, under the watchful eye of several dive school instructors in Lisbon and throughout the nation, Navy ships - a corvette, sea patrol, frigate and oceanographic vessel - now have the assignment of to host the marine life - flora and fauna - of the region and also to make up a lucrative tourist attraction.
Underwater Park Portimão welcomes many diving fans from Lisbon and the whole nation.
Opened by 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 fauna and flora are in this way in symbiosis with all the ships it is no longer feasible to distinguish the initial color of the boats. The boats were arranged in such a way as to ease the entry of specialist divers and pupils out of diving schools in Lisbon.
It should be recalled that the average time of stay at 30 meters doesn't exceed 40 minutes, which implies a few visits for a full understanding of the vessels. The invention of a complete ecosystem in the region of sunken ships turned into a matter of weeks. The mussels which were attached to the hooves attracted the octopuses and the sea currents did the remainder.
The four sunken ships currently house dozens of marine algae, shellfish and fish species
Only in the Zambezi are far more than two dozen distinct species attracted from the larvae that were being shipped from one container to here another. The underwater park is acting as an artificial reef, which can help to increase biodiversity in that region. Only 'Oliveira e Carmo' is more info home to 22 species, such as sea bream, porpoise, porpoise and barnacles. And others known to the public.
But other species have been spotted near the website ships, especially moonfish, crow fish, shellfish and even little dolphins. Evidence that man doesn't always affect character in a negative way and when interventions are well planned and implemented, they may be quite powerful and have positive consequences in the areas in which they are inserted, if within the reach of a dive in Lisbon or even the 30 meters deep, in Portimão, Algarve.