A very intriguing submerged reality took over the bottom of the seas in Portimão, far in your diving schools in Lisbon , the paper Público reported . Four Navy ships are now the background to the Ocean Revival underwater park and are the comfortable home of many species of snails, octopuses, mackerels and other fish and mollusks. Ships are a massive attraction for countless sailors from several countries.
One year after being sunk, under the watchful eye of several dive school instructors in Lisbon and across the nation, Navy ships - a corvette, ocean patrol, frigate and oceanographic vessel - now have the assignment 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 all the boats that it is no longer possible to distinguish the initial color of these ships. The boats were organized in such a way as to facilitate the entry of professional divers and pupils 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 suggests several visits for a full knowledge of the vessels. The creation of a complete ecosystem in the region of ships was a matter of weeks. The mussels that were attached to the hooves attracted the octopuses and the sea currents did the rest.
The four sunken ships currently house dozens of marine fish, shellfish and fish species
Just in the Zambezi are far over two dozen different species attracted by the larvae that were being sent from one vessel to another. The underwater park is behaving as an artificial reef, which can help to boost biodiversity in that region. Just saekodive knife 'Oliveira e Carmo' is home to 22 species, such as sea bream, porpoise, porpoise and barnacles. And others less known to the public.
But other species have already been spotted close to the ships, especially moonfish, crow fish, lilies and even little dolphins. Proof that individual doesn't always impact character in a negative manner and when interventions have been well arranged and implemented, they can be quite effective and have positive effects in the areas where they are inserted, whether within the reach of a dive in Lisbon or even the 30 meters deep, in Portimão, Algarve.