A very intriguing submerged reality took over the bottom of the seas in Portimão, far from the diving schools in Lisbon , the paper Público reported . Four Navy ships are now the background to the Ocean Revival underwater park and would be the comfortable home of many species of snails, octopuses, mackerels and additional fish and mollusks. Ships are a huge attraction for hundreds of divers from various countries.
1 year after being trashed, under the watchful eye of many dive school instructors in Lisbon and across the country, Navy ships - a corvette, ocean patrol, frigate and oceanographic boat - today have the assignment of to host the marine life - fauna and flora - of the region and to make up a flourishing tourist attraction.
Underwater Park Portimão welcomes many diving enthusiasts from Lisbon and the whole 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 it is no longer possible to distinguish the initial color of these ships. The vessels were arranged in such a way as to ease the entry of professional divers and pupils out of diving schools in Lisbon.
It needs to be remembered that the average time of stay at 30 meters does not exceed 40 minutes, which implies a few visits for a complete knowledge of the vessels. The creation of a comprehensive ecosystem in the region of sunken ships was a matter of weeks. The mussels which were attached to the hooves drawn 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 different species brought on from the larvae that were being sent from 1 container to another. The underwater park is behaving as an artificial reef, which can help to boost biodiversity in that region. Only '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 seen near the ships, particularly moonfish, crow fish, lilies and even little dolphins. Proof that man does not check here always impact character in a negative way and that, when interventions have been well arranged and implemented, they can be very powerful and have favorable website effects in the areas in which they're inserted, whether within the reach of a dip in Lisbon or even the 30 meters deep, in Portimão, Algarve.