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 several species of snails, octopuses, mackerels and additional fish and mollusks. Moreover, ships continue to be a huge attraction for hundreds of divers from various nations.
1 year after being trashed, under the watchful eye of many dive school teachers in Lisbon and across the country, Navy ships - a corvette, ocean patrol, frigate and oceanographic vessel - today have the assignment of to sponsor the marine life - fauna and flora - 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 all the boats it is no longer possible to distinguish the initial color of these ships. The vessels were arranged in such a way as to facilitate the entrance of specialist divers and check here students out of diving schools in Lisbon.
It should here 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 area of sunken ships was a matter of months. The mussels which 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
Only in the Zambezi are there over two dozen distinct species brought on from the larvae that were being sent from 1 container 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 known to the general public.
But other species have been seen close to the ships, particularly moonfish, crow fish, lilies and even small dolphins. Proof that individual does not always affect character in a negative manner and that, when interventions are well arranged and executed, they can be quite effective and have favorable consequences in the areas where they're inserted, if within the reach of a dive in Lisbon or even the 30 meters deep, in Portimão, Algarve.