An extremely interesting submerged reality took on the bottom of the seas in Portimão, far from the diving schools in Lisbon , the paper Público reported . Four Navy ships are now the background to the Ocean Revival underwater park and are the cozy home of many species of snails, octopuses, mackerels and additional fish and mollusks. In addition, ships are still a huge attraction for countless sailors from several nations.
One 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 - today have the assignment of to sponsor the marine life - flora and fauna - of the region and to constitute a flourishing 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 located 30 meters deep, where pontificam heaps 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 possible to differentiate the initial color of these ships. The vessels were arranged in such a way as to facilitate the entry of professional divers and students out of 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 invention of a comprehensive ecosystem in the region of sunken ships was a matter of weeks. 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 fish, shellfish and fish species
Just in the Zambezi are there more than two dozen different species attracted by the larvae which were being shipped 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 man does not always affect nature in a negative way and that, when interventions are well planned and implemented, they can be very powerful check here and have favorable consequences in the regions in which they're inserted, if within the range of a dip in Lisbon or the 30 meters deep, in Portimão, Algarve.