A very intriguing underwater 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. Moreover, ships continue to be a massive attraction for hundreds of divers from various countries.
1 year after being trashed, under the watchful eye of many dive school teachers in Lisbon and across the country, Navy boats - a corvette, sea patrol, frigate and oceanographic boat - 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 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 dozens of oysters, barnacles, porkfish, sea bream and sea bass. The surrounding flora and fauna are in this manner in symbiosis with the ships that it is no longer feasible to differentiate the initial color of these boats. The vessels were arranged in such a way as to ease the entrance of specialist divers and students from diving schools in Lisbon.
It should be remembered that the average time of stay at 30 meters does not exceed 40 minutes, which implies a few visits for a complete 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 rest.
The four sunken ships now house dozens of marine algae, fish and shellfish species
Only in the Zambezi are far over two dozen distinct species brought on from the larvae which were being sent from 1 container 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, including sea bream, porpoise, porpoise and barnacles. And others known to the general public.
But other species have been seen 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 implemented, they can be quite powerful and have favorable consequences more info in the regions in which they are inserted, whether within the reach of a dive in Lisbon or the 30 meters deep, in Portimão, Algarve.