An extremely intriguing submerged reality took over the base of the seas in Portimão, far in 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 comfortable home of many species of snails, octopuses, mackerels and additional fish and mollusks. In addition, ships are a massive attraction for hundreds of divers from various nations.
One year after being sunk, under the watchful eye of many dive school instructors in Lisbon and throughout the country, Navy boats - a corvette, sea patrol, frigate and oceanographic vessel - now have the assignment of to sponsor the marine life - fauna and flora - of the region and also to make up a lucrative tourist attraction.
Underwater Park of Portimão welcomes lots of diving fans from Lisbon and the whole country.
Opened at 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 fauna and flora are in such a manner in symbiosis with all the boats that it is no longer possible to differentiate the initial color of the boats. The vessels were organized in such a way as to ease the entrance of professional divers and pupils from diving schools in Lisbon.
It needs to be recalled that the average time of stay at 30 meters does not exceed 40 minutes, which implies a few visits for a complete understanding of the vessels. The creation of a complete ecosystem in the area of ships turned into a matter of months. The mussels that were attached to the hooves attracted the octopuses and the sea currents did the rest.
The four sunken ships currently click here house dozens of marine fish, shellfish and fish species
Only in the Zambezi are there more than two dozen different species attracted from the larvae which were being shipped from 1 container to another. The underwater park is acting as an artificial reef, which is helping to increase biodiversity in that area. Just 'Oliveira e Carmo' is home to 22 species, such as sea bream, porpoise, porpoise and barnacles. And others, much less known to the public.
But other species have already been spotted near the ships, particularly moonfish, crow fish, shellfish and perhaps even little dolphins. Proof that individual does not always affect nature in a negative way and that, when interventions are well planned and executed, they may be very powerful and have favorable consequences in the regions in which they're inserted, if within the reach of a dive in Lisbon or the 30 meters deep, in Portimão, Algarve.