A very interesting submerged reality took on the base of the seas in Portimão, far in the diving schools in Lisbon , the paper 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 still a massive attraction for countless sailors from several nations.
One 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 host the marine life - fauna and flora - of the area and also to make up a lucrative tourist attraction.
Underwater Park of Portimão welcomes many diving fans from Lisbon and the entire nation.
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 ships. The boats were arranged in such a way as to facilitate the entrance of specialist divers and students from diving schools in Lisbon.
It should be remembered that the average time of stay at 30 meters does not exceed 40 minutes, which suggests a few visits for a complete knowledge of the vessels. The creation of a comprehensive ecosystem in the region of sunken ships was a matter of weeks. The mussels which were attached to the hooves drawn the octopuses and the sea currents did the rest.
The four sunken ships now house dozens of marine algae, shellfish and fish species
Just in the Zambezi are there more than check here two dozen different species brought on from the larvae which were being shipped from one vessel to here 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, such as sea bream, porpoise, porpoise and barnacles. And others less known to the general public.
But other species have already been seen near the ships, especially moonfish, crow fish, lilies and perhaps even little dolphins. Proof that man does not always impact character in a negative way and that, when interventions have been well arranged and implemented, they can be very powerful and have positive consequences in the areas where they're inserted, if within the reach of a dive in Lisbon or even the 30 meters deep, in Portimão, Algarve.