An extremely interesting underwater reality took over the base of the seas in Portimão, far in 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 other fish and mollusks. Moreover, 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 - 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 lots of diving enthusiasts 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 these boats. The vessels were organized in such a way as to ease the entrance of professional divers and pupils from diving schools in Lisbon.
It needs to be recalled that the average time of stay at 30 meters doesn't exceed 40 minutes, which implies several visits for a complete understanding of the vessels. The creation of a complete ecosystem in the region of ships turned into a matter of weeks. The mussels that were attached to the check here hooves drawn the octopuses and the sea currents did the remainder.
The four submerged ships currently house website dozens of marine algae, fish and shellfish species
Only in the Zambezi are far over two dozen different species attracted from the larvae which 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 area. Only 'Oliveira e Carmo' is home to 22 species, including sea bream, porpoise, porpoise and barnacles. And others known to the public.
But other species have already been spotted near the ships, particularly moonfish, crow fish, lilies and even little dolphins. Proof that individual does not always affect character in a negative manner and that, when interventions are well arranged and executed, they may be quite effective and have favorable consequences in the areas in which they're inserted, whether within the reach of a dive in Lisbon or even the 30 meters deep, in Portimão, Algarve.