An extremely interesting submerged reality took on the bottom of the seas in Portimão, far from the diving schools in Lisbon , the newspaper Público reported . Four Navy ships are now the background to the Ocean Revival underwater park and would be the cozy home of many species of snails, octopuses, mackerels and other fish and mollusks. In addition, ships are still a huge attraction for countless sailors from several nations.
One year after being sunk, under the watchful eye of several dive school teachers in Lisbon and across the nation, Navy boats - 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 lucrative tourist attraction.
Underwater Park Portimão welcomes lots of diving fans from Lisbon and the whole nation.
Opened at the end of October 2012, the underwater park is located 30 meters deep, where pontificam dozens of oysters, barnacles, porkfish, sea bream and sea bass. The surrounding flora and fauna are in this manner in symbiosis with the ships it's no longer feasible to distinguish the original color of the ships. The boats were organized in such a way website as to facilitate the entry of specialist divers and students out of diving schools in Lisbon.
It more info 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 ecosystem in the area of sunken ships was a matter of months. The mussels which were attached to the hooves attracted the octopuses and the sea currents did the rest.
The four sunken ships now house dozens of marine algae, fish and shellfish species
Just in the Zambezi are far over two dozen different species attracted from the larvae which were being sent from one container 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 known to the public.
However, other species have already been spotted near the ships, particularly moonfish, crow fish, lilies and even small dolphins. Proof that individual does not always affect character in a negative manner and that, when interventions are well arranged and executed, they can be quite powerful and have favorable effects in the areas in which they're inserted, if within the range of a dip in Lisbon or the 30 meters deep, in Portimão, Algarve.