An extremely interesting 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 cozy home of several species of snails, octopuses, mackerels and other fish and mollusks. Ships are still a massive attraction for countless sailors from several nations.
One year after being sunk, under the watchful eye of several dive school instructors in Lisbon and across the nation, Navy ships - a corvette, sea patrol, frigate and oceanographic boat - 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 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 such a way in symbiosis with all the boats it's no longer feasible to differentiate the original color of the boats. The boats were organized in such a way as to ease the entry of professional divers and students out of diving schools in Lisbon.
It needs to be recalled that the average time of stay at 30 meters doesn't exceed 40 minutes, which implies several visits for a full understanding of these vessels. The creation of a complete ecosystem in the area of ships turned into a matter of weeks. The mussels that were attached to the hooves drawn the octopuses and the sea currents did the remainder.
The four submerged ships now house dozens of marine fish, shellfish and fish species
Only in the Zambezi are there over two dozen distinct species attracted by the larvae that were being shipped from 1 vessel to another. The underwater park is acting as an artificial reef, which can help to boost biodiversity in that area. Only 'Oliveira e Carmo' is home to 22 species, click here including sea bream, porpoise, porpoise and barnacles. And others less known to the public.
However, other species check here have already been spotted near the ships, particularly moonfish, crow fish, lilies and even little dolphins. Proof that man does not always affect character in a negative manner and that, when interventions are well arranged and executed, they may be very effective and have positive consequences in the regions where they are inserted, if within the range of a dive in Lisbon or the 30 meters deep, in Portimão, Algarve.