A very intriguing submerged reality took on the bottom 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. Ships continue to be a massive attraction for countless sailors from various countries.
One year after being trashed, under the watchful eye of many dive school instructors 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 to constitute a lucrative 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 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 out of 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 invention of a comprehensive ecosystem in the region of ships was a matter of months. The mussels which were attached to the hooves drawn the octopuses and the sea currents did the rest.
The four sunken ships currently house dozens more info of marine fish, shellfish and fish species
Only in the Zambezi are there over two dozen distinct here species brought on by the larvae that were being shipped from 1 container to another. The underwater park is acting as an artificial reef, which is helping to boost biodiversity in that region. Only 'Oliveira e Carmo' is home to 22 species, including sea bream, porpoise, porpoise and barnacles. And others less known to the public.
However, other species have already been spotted near the ships, particularly moonfish, crow fish, lilies and even little dolphins. Proof that man does not always affect nature in a negative manner and when interventions are well planned and executed, they may be quite effective and have favorable 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.