A very intriguing submerged reality took over the bottom of the seas in Portimão, far from 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 huge attraction for hundreds of divers from various 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 vessel - now have the mission of to sponsor the marine life - flora and fauna - of the area and also to constitute a flourishing 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 located 30 meters deep, where pontificam dozens of oysters, barnacles, porkfish, sea bream and sea bass. The surrounding flora and fauna are in this manner in symbiosis with all the boats that it is no longer possible to distinguish the initial color of these ships. The boats were arranged in such a way as to facilitate the entry of professional divers and pupils 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 several visits for a full knowledge of the vessels. The creation of a complete ecosystem in the area of ships turned into a matter of months. The mussels which were attached to the hooves drawn the octopuses and the sea currents did the remainder.
The four submerged ships currently house dozens of marine fish, fish and shellfish species
Only in the Zambezi are there more than two dozen different species attracted by the larvae that were being sent from one container to another. The underwater park is behaving as an artificial reef, which can help to boost biodiversity in that region. Just 'Oliveira e Carmo' is home to 22 species, such as sea bream, porpoise, porpoise and barnacles. And others less known to the general public.
But other species have already been spotted close to the ships, especially moonfish, crow fish, lilies and even small dolphins. Evidence that man does not always affect nature in a negative way and that, when interventions are well planned and implemented, they can be quite effective and have positive effects in the areas where they check here are inserted, if within the range of a dip in Lisbon or even the 30 meters deep, in Portimão, Algarve.