An extremely interesting submerged reality took on the base of the seas in Portimão, far in the diving schools in Lisbon , the newspaper Público reported . Four Navy ships are now the background to the Ocean Revival underwater park and would be the comfortable home of several species of snails, octopuses, mackerels and other fish and mollusks. Ships continue to be 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 - 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 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 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 entrance of specialist divers and students from diving schools in Lisbon.
It should be remembered that the average time of stay at 30 meters doesn't exceed 40 minutes, which suggests a few visits for more info a full knowledge of these vessels. The invention of a comprehensive ecosystem in the area of sunken ships turned into a matter of months. here The mussels which were attached to the hooves attracted the octopuses and the sea currents did the rest.
The four submerged ships currently house dozens of marine fish, fish and shellfish species
Only in the Zambezi are there over two dozen distinct species attracted by the larvae that were being shipped from 1 vessel to another. The underwater park is acting 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 less known to the public.
But other species have already been seen near the ships, especially moonfish, crow fish, lilies and even little dolphins. Proof 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 areas in which they're inserted, whether within the reach of a dip in Lisbon or even the 30 meters deep, in Portimão, Algarve.