An extremely interesting underwater reality took over the base of the seas in Portimão, far in your diving schools in Lisbon , the newspaper Público reported . Four Navy ships are now the backdrop to the Ocean Revival underwater park and are the cozy home of many species of snails, octopuses, mackerels and other fish and mollusks. Ships continue to be a massive 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 throughout the country, Navy ships - a corvette, sea patrol, frigate and oceanographic boat - today have the assignment of to host the marine life - fauna and flora - of the region and also to make up a flourishing tourist attraction.
Underwater Park Portimão welcomes many diving enthusiasts from Lisbon and the whole country.
Opened by the end of October 2012, the underwater park is situated 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 the ships it's no longer feasible to differentiate the original color of the ships. The boats were organized in such a way as to ease the entry of professional divers and pupils from diving schools in Lisbon.
It needs to be more info 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 invention of a comprehensive ecosystem in the region of sunken ships was 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 currently house dozens of marine fish, fish and shellfish species
Only in the Zambezi are there more than two dozen different species brought on from the larvae which were being shipped from 1 container to another. The underwater park is behaving 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, porpoise and barnacles. And others, much less known to the public.
However, other species have been seen near the ships, particularly moonfish, crow fish, shellfish and even little dolphins. Proof that individual doesn't always impact nature in a negative way and that, when interventions are well planned and implemented, they can be quite effective 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.