A very intriguing submerged reality took on the base of the seas in Portimão, far from the diving schools in Lisbon , the newspaper Público reported . Four Navy ships are now the backdrop to the Ocean Revival underwater park and would be the cozy home of many species of snails, octopuses, mackerels and additional fish and mollusks. Ships are a huge attraction for hundreds of divers from several nations.
1 year after being trashed, under the watchful eye of several dive school teachers in Lisbon and throughout the nation, Navy boats - a corvette, sea patrol, frigate and oceanographic boat - now have the mission of to host the marine life - flora and fauna - of the area and also to make up a flourishing tourist attraction.
Underwater Park of Portimão welcomes many diving enthusiasts from Lisbon and the entire nation.
Opened by 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 fauna and flora are in this manner in symbiosis with all the ships that it is no longer feasible to differentiate the initial color of the boats. The vessels were organized in such a way as to ease 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 does not exceed 40 minutes, which implies several visits for a complete understanding of the vessels. The creation of a complete ecosystem in the area of ships turned into a matter of months. The mussels that were attached to the hooves attracted the octopuses and the sea currents did the remainder.
The four submerged ships currently house dozens of marine algae, fish and shellfish species
Just in the Zambezi are far over two dozen different species attracted from the larvae which were being sent 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 here others less known to the public.
But other species have been spotted close to the ships, especially moonfish, crow fish, shellfish and perhaps even small check here dolphins. Evidence that man doesn't always impact nature in a negative way and when interventions have been well arranged and implemented, they can be very powerful and have positive effects in the regions in which they are inserted, whether within the range of a dip in Lisbon or the 30 meters deep, in Portimão, Algarve.