An extremely interesting underwater reality took on 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 comfortable home of many species of snails, octopuses, mackerels and additional fish and mollusks. Ships are a huge attraction for hundreds of divers 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, ocean patrol, frigate and oceanographic vessel - now have the assignment of to sponsor the marine life - flora and fauna - of the region and to constitute a flourishing tourist attraction.
Underwater Park Portimão welcomes lots of 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 all the boats it is no longer possible to distinguish the initial color of these ships. The boats were organized in such a way as to facilitate the entry of specialist divers and students out of diving schools in Lisbon.
It should be remembered that the average time of stay at 30 meters does not exceed 40 minutes, which suggests a few visits for a full knowledge of the vessels. The invention of a comprehensive check here ecosystem in the region of sunken ships was a matter of months. The mussels which were read more attached to the hooves drawn the octopuses and the sea currents did the remainder.
The four submerged ships now house dozens of marine algae, fish and shellfish species
Just in the Zambezi are there over two dozen distinct species brought on by the larvae that were being shipped from 1 vessel to another. The underwater park is acting as an artificial reef, which is helping to boost biodiversity in that region. 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 already been spotted near the ships, particularly moonfish, crow fish, shellfish and even small dolphins. Proof that individual does not always affect character in a negative way and when interventions have been well planned and implemented, they can be very powerful and have positive effects in the regions in which they're inserted, whether within the reach of a dip in Lisbon or the 30 meters deep, in Portimão, Algarve.