A very intriguing underwater reality took over the bottom of the seas in Portimão, far from your diving schools in Lisbon , the paper 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 other fish and mollusks. Ships are a massive attraction for hundreds of divers from various countries.
One year after being trashed, under the watchful eye of many dive school instructors in Lisbon and throughout the country, Navy ships - a corvette, sea patrol, frigate and oceanographic boat - today have the assignment of to sponsor the marine life - flora and fauna - of the area and to constitute a lucrative tourist attraction.
Underwater Park 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 flora and fauna are in such a way in symbiosis with the boats it's no longer possible to distinguish the original color of these ships. The vessels were arranged in such a way as to facilitate the entrance of specialist divers and students from diving schools in Lisbon.
It should be recalled that the average time of stay at 30 meters doesn't exceed 40 minutes, which suggests several visits for a full knowledge of the vessels. The invention of a comprehensive ecosystem in the region of sunken ships was a matter of months. The mussels which were attached to the hooves drawn the octopuses and the sea currents did the rest.
The four sunken ships currently house dozens of marine fish, shellfish and fish species
Only in the Zambezi are there over two dozen distinct species attracted by read more the larvae that were being shipped from 1 container to another. The underwater park is behaving here as an artificial reef, which is helping to increase biodiversity in that region. Just 'Oliveira e Carmo' is home to 22 species, including sea bream, porpoise, porpoise and barnacles. And others less known to the public.
However, other species have already been spotted near the ships, particularly moonfish, crow fish, lilies and even little dolphins. Proof that man does not always affect character in a negative manner and that, when interventions are well arranged and executed, they may be very powerful and have positive effects in the regions in which they are inserted, whether within the range of a dip in Lisbon or the 30 meters deep, in Portimão, Algarve.