A very interesting underwater reality took on the base of the seas in Portimão, far from the diving schools in Lisbon , the newspaper Público reported . Four Navy ships are now the backdrop to the Ocean Revival underwater park and would be the cozy home of many species of snails, octopuses, mackerels and additional fish and mollusks. Ships are still a huge attraction for hundreds of divers from several nations.
1 year after being trashed, under the watchful eye of several dive school teachers in Lisbon and throughout the nation, Navy boats - a corvette, ocean patrol, frigate and oceanographic vessel - 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 of Portimão welcomes many diving fans from Lisbon and the entire nation.
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's no longer feasible to differentiate the original color of the 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 remembered that the average time titanium scuba knife of stay at 30 meters doesn't exceed 40 minutes, which suggests a few visits for a full read more knowledge of the vessels. The invention of a comprehensive ecosystem in the region of sunken ships was a matter of weeks. The mussels which were attached to the hooves drawn the octopuses and the sea currents did the rest.
The four sunken ships now house dozens of marine fish, shellfish and fish species
Only in the Zambezi are there more than two dozen distinct species brought on by the larvae that were being shipped from one vessel 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, such as sea bream, porpoise, porpoise and barnacles. And others less known to the general public.
But other species have been seen close to the ships, especially moonfish, crow fish, shellfish and perhaps even little dolphins. Evidence that man does not always impact character in a negative way and that, when interventions have been well arranged and implemented, they can be very powerful and have positive effects in the regions where they are inserted, whether within the range of a dip in Lisbon or the 30 meters deep, in Portimão, Algarve.