An extremely intriguing submerged reality took on the base of the seas in Portimão, far from the 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 additional fish and mollusks. Moreover, ships are a huge attraction for hundreds of divers from various countries.
1 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 mission of to sponsor the marine life - flora and fauna - of the area and to constitute a lucrative tourist attraction.
Underwater Park of Portimão welcomes lots of diving fans from Lisbon and the entire country.
Opened at the end of October 2012, the underwater park is located 30 meters deep, where pontificam heaps of oysters, barnacles, porkfish, sea bream and sea bass. The surrounding flora and fauna are in this way in symbiosis with the ships it's no longer feasible to differentiate the original color of the boats. The boats 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 doesn't exceed 40 minutes, which implies several visits for a full understanding of these 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 remainder.
The four submerged ships currently house dozens of marine algae, fish and shellfish species
Only in the Zambezi are far over two dozen different species attracted by the larvae which were being shipped from one vessel to another. The underwater park is behaving as an artificial reef, which can help to boost biodiversity in that region. Only 'Oliveira e Carmo' is home to 22 species, best titanium knife including sea bream, porpoise, porpoise and barnacles. And others known to the public.
However, other species have click here 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 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.