A very intriguing submerged reality took over the bottom of the seas in Portimão, far from 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 several species of snails, octopuses, mackerels and additional fish and mollusks. Ships continue to be a huge attraction for hundreds of divers from various nations.
1 year after being trashed, 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 region and to constitute a lucrative 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 heaps of oysters, barnacles, porkfish, sea bream and sea bass. The surrounding fauna and flora are in such a way in symbiosis with the ships it's no longer feasible to differentiate the original color of the boats. The vessels were arranged in such a way as to ease the entrance of specialist divers and students from diving schools in check here Lisbon.
It should be remembered that the average time of stay at 30 meters does not exceed 40 minutes, which implies a few visits for a complete understanding of these vessels. The invention of a complete ecosystem in the area of sunken ships was a matter of weeks. The mussels that were attached to the hooves drawn the octopuses and the sea currents did the remainder.
The four sunken ships now house dozens of marine algae, shellfish and fish species
Only in the Zambezi are there more than two dozen different species attracted by the larvae that were being shipped from 1 container to another. The underwater park is behaving as an artificial reef, which can help to boost biodiversity in that region. Only 'Oliveira e Carmo' is home to 22 species, including sea bream, porpoise, porpoise and barnacles. And others, much less known to the public.
However, other species have been seen near the ships, particularly moonfish, crow fish, shellfish and perhaps even small dolphins. Evidence that man does not always affect nature in a negative way and that, when interventions are well planned and executed, they may be very powerful 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.