A very intriguing submerged reality took over 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 would be the cozy home of several species of snails, octopuses, mackerels and other fish and mollusks. Moreover, ships continue to be 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 mission of to host the marine life - fauna and flora - of the region and also to make up a flourishing tourist attraction.
Underwater Park Portimão welcomes lots of diving enthusiasts from Lisbon and the whole nation.
Opened by 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 fauna and read more flora are in such a way in symbiosis with the boats it's no longer possible to distinguish the original color of these ships. The boats were arranged in such a way as to facilitate the entry of specialist divers and students out of diving schools in Lisbon.
It should be recalled that the average time of stay at 30 meters doesn't exceed 40 minutes, which implies several visits for a complete understanding of these vessels. The creation of a complete ecosystem in the area of ships turned into a matter of weeks. The mussels that were attached to the hooves drawn the octopuses and the sea currents did the remainder.
The four submerged ships now house dozens of marine algae, shellfish and fish species
Just in the Zambezi are far more than two dozen different species brought on from the larvae which were being sent from one container to another. The underwater park is behaving as an artificial reef, which is helping to increase biodiversity in that area. Just 'Oliveira e Carmo' is home to 22 species, such as sea bream, porpoise, porpoise and barnacles. And others known to the general public.
But other species have been seen close to the ships, especially moonfish, crow fish, lilies and perhaps even little dolphins. Evidence that man doesn't always affect character in a negative manner and that, when interventions are well planned and executed, they may be quite effective and have favorable consequences website 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.