An extremely interesting underwater reality took on the base of the seas in Portimão, far in your diving schools in Lisbon , the newspaper Público reported . Four Navy ships are now the backdrop to the Ocean Revival underwater park and are the comfortable home of many species of snails, octopuses, mackerels and additional fish and mollusks. Ships are still a huge attraction for countless sailors from several nations.
1 year after being sunk, under the watchful eye of several dive school teachers in Lisbon and across the nation, Navy boats - a corvette, sea 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 Portimão welcomes lots of diving fans from Lisbon and the whole country.
Opened at 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 flora and fauna are in such a way in symbiosis with the boats it's no longer possible to distinguish the original color of the ships. The boats were organized 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 of stay at 30 meters does not exceed 40 minutes, which suggests a few visits for a full knowledge of the vessels. The invention of a comprehensive ecosystem in the region of sunken ships was a matter of months. The mussels which were attached to the hooves drawn the octopuses and the sea currents did the rest.
The four sunken ships currently house dozens of marine fish, shellfish and fish species
Only in the Zambezi are there over two dozen distinct species attracted 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. Just 'Oliveira e Carmo' is home to 22 species, such as sea bream, porpoise, porpoise and barnacles. And others less more info known to the general public.
But other species have been seen close to the ships, especially moonfish, here crow fish, shellfish and perhaps even small dolphins. Evidence that man doesn't always impact nature in a negative way and when interventions have been well planned and implemented, they may be very effective and have positive consequences in the regions where they are inserted, if within the range of a dip in Lisbon or the 30 meters deep, in Portimão, Algarve.