A very interesting underwater reality took over 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 cozy home of many species of snails, octopuses, mackerels and additional fish and mollusks. Ships are still a huge attraction for countless sailors from several nations.
1 year after being sunk, under the watchful eye of several dive school teachers in Lisbon and across the nation, Navy boats - a corvette, ocean patrol, frigate and oceanographic vessel - now have the mission of to sponsor the marine life - fauna and flora - of the region and to constitute a flourishing tourist attraction.
Underwater Park Portimão welcomes many 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 flora and fauna are in such a way in symbiosis with the ships it's no longer feasible to differentiate the initial color of the boats. The boats were organized in such a way as to ease the entrance 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 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 distinct 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 region. Just 'Oliveira e Carmo' is home to 22 species, such as sea bream, porpoise, porpoise and barnacles. And others less known to the public.
However, other species have already been spotted close to the ships, especially moonfish, crow fish, lilies and even small dolphins. Evidence that individual doesn't always impact character in a negative manner and when interventions are well planned and implemented, they can check here be quite effective and have positive effects in the areas in which they're inserted, if within the range of a dip in Lisbon or even the 30 meters deep, in Portimão, Algarve.