An extremely interesting 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 background to the Ocean Revival underwater park and would be the cozy home of several species of snails, octopuses, mackerels and other fish and mollusks. In addition, ships are a massive attraction for countless sailors from various countries.
One year after being sunk, under the watchful eye of many dive school instructors 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 - flora and fauna - of the region and 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 ships that it is no longer possible to distinguish the initial color of these boats. The boats were organized in such a way as to ease the entrance of professional divers and pupils from here diving schools in Lisbon.
It should be remembered that the average time of stay at 30 meters doesn't exceed 40 minutes, which suggests a few visits for a complete understanding of the vessels. The creation of a complete ecosystem in the area 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 remainder.
The four submerged ships now house dozens of marine algae, fish and shellfish species
Only in the Zambezi are there more than two dozen different species brought on from the larvae which were being shipped from 1 container to another. The underwater park is acting as an artificial reef, which is helping to increase 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 general public.
However, other species have been seen near the ships, especially moonfish, crow fish, lilies and even little dolphins. Proof that individual doesn't always impact character in a negative manner and when interventions have been well planned and implemented, they can be quite effective and have favorable consequences in the regions in which they're inserted, if within the reach of a dive in Lisbon or the 30 meters deep, in Portimão, Algarve.