A very intriguing 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 comfortable home of several species of snails, octopuses, mackerels and additional fish and mollusks. Ships continue to be a massive attraction for countless sailors from various countries.
One year after being sunk, under the watchful eye of many dive school instructors in Lisbon and across the nation, Navy ships - a corvette, ocean patrol, frigate and oceanographic vessel - today have the assignment of to sponsor the marine life - flora and fauna - of the area and also to make up a lucrative tourist attraction.
Underwater Park of Portimão welcomes many diving enthusiasts from Lisbon and the entire nation.
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 boats it's no longer possible to distinguish the original color of the ships. The boats were organized in such a way as to facilitate the entry of professional divers and students 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 suggests a few visits for titanium scuba knife a complete knowledge of the vessels. The invention of a comprehensive ecosystem in the region of sunken ships was a matter of weeks. The check here mussels which were attached to the hooves attracted 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 far over two dozen different species attracted from the larvae which were being shipped from one vessel to another. The underwater park is behaving as an artificial reef, which can help to increase biodiversity in that area. Only 'Oliveira e Carmo' is home to 22 species, such as sea bream, porpoise, porpoise and barnacles. And others known to the public.
But other species have already been seen near the ships, especially moonfish, crow fish, lilies and perhaps even little dolphins. Proof that man does not always impact character in a negative way and that, when interventions are well arranged and executed, they may be quite effective and have favorable consequences in the areas where they're inserted, if within the reach of a dive in Lisbon or even the 30 meters deep, in Portimão, Algarve.