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 cozy home of many species of snails, octopuses, mackerels and other fish and mollusks. In addition, ships are a huge 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 country, Navy ships - a corvette, ocean patrol, frigate and oceanographic boat - today have the assignment of to sponsor the marine life - fauna and flora - of the region and to make up a flourishing tourist attraction.
Underwater Park Portimão welcomes many diving enthusiasts from Lisbon and the whole country.
Opened by the end of October 2012, the underwater park is situated 30 meters deep, where pontificam dozens of oysters, barnacles, porkfish, sea bream and sea bass. The surrounding fauna and flora are in such a way in symbiosis with all the boats that it is no longer possible to differentiate the initial 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 remembered that the average time of stay at 30 meters doesn't exceed 40 minutes, which suggests a few visits for a full knowledge of these vessels. The invention of a comprehensive ecosystem in the area of sunken ships turned into a matter of months. The mussels which were attached to the hooves attracted the octopuses and the sea currents did the rest.
The four submerged ships currently house dozens of marine fish, fish and shellfish species
Only in the Zambezi are far over two dozen distinct species attracted by the larvae which were being shipped from one vessel to another. The underwater park is acting as an artificial reef, which is helping to boost biodiversity in that region. Only 'Oliveira e Carmo' is home to 22 species, including sea bream, porpoise, porpoise and barnacles. And others known read more to the public.
However, other species have already been spotted near the ships, particularly moonfish, crow fish, more info lilies and even little dolphins. Proof that man does not always impact character in a negative manner and that, when interventions are well arranged and executed, they can be quite powerful and have favorable effects in the areas in which they're inserted, whether within the reach of a dip in Lisbon or even the 30 meters deep, in Portimão, Algarve.