A very intriguing underwater reality took on the base of the seas in Portimão, far from your diving schools in Lisbon , the paper Público reported . Four Navy ships are now the backdrop 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 are a massive attraction for hundreds of divers from various nations.
1 year after being sunk, under the watchful eye of several dive school instructors in Lisbon and throughout the nation, Navy ships - a corvette, ocean patrol, frigate and oceanographic vessel - now have the assignment of to sponsor the marine life - flora and fauna - of the region and to constitute a lucrative tourist attraction.
Underwater Park Portimão welcomes lots of diving fans from Lisbon and the entire 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 differentiate the initial color of these ships. The boats were arranged in such a way as to facilitate the entry of professional divers and pupils out of diving schools in Lisbon.
It needs to be recalled that the average time of stay at 30 meters doesn't exceed 40 minutes, which suggests several visits for a complete understanding of these vessels. The creation of a complete ecosystem in the region of ships turned into a matter of months. The mussels which were attached to the hooves attracted the octopuses and the sea currents did the rest.
The four sunken ships now house dozens of marine algae, fish and shellfish species
Just in the Zambezi are far over two dozen distinct species brought on from the larvae that were being sent from one vessel to another. The underwater park is acting as an read more 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 been spotted close to the ships, especially moonfish, crow fish, lilies and even small dolphins. Evidence that man doesn't always impact character in a negative manner and when interventions have been well arranged and executed, they may be very powerful and have positive effects in the areas where they are inserted, whether within the reach of a dip in Lisbon or even the 30 meters deep, in Portimão, Algarve.