A very intriguing underwater reality took over the base of the seas in Portimão, far from your diving schools in Lisbon , the newspaper Público reported . Four Navy ships are now the background to the Ocean Revival underwater park and are the cozy home of several species of snails, octopuses, mackerels and other fish and mollusks. Moreover, ships are still a massive attraction for hundreds of divers from various nations.
One year after being trashed, under the watchful eye of several dive school instructors in Lisbon and across the country, Navy boats - a corvette, ocean patrol, frigate and oceanographic boat - now have the mission of to sponsor the marine life - fauna and flora - of the area and to make up a flourishing tourist attraction.
Underwater Park of Portimão welcomes lots of diving fans from Lisbon and the whole nation.
Opened at the end of October 2012, the underwater park is situated 30 meters deep, where pontificam dozens of oysters, barnacles, porkfish, sea bream and sea bass. The surrounding flora and fauna are in such a manner in symbiosis with the boats that it's no longer possible to differentiate the original color of the ships. The vessels were organized in such a way as to facilitate the entrance of professional divers and students out of diving schools in Lisbon.
It should be recalled that read more the average time of stay at 30 meters does not exceed 40 minutes, which suggests several visits for a complete knowledge of the vessels. The more info invention of a complete ecosystem in the region click here of sunken ships turned into a matter of weeks. The mussels which were attached to the hooves attracted the octopuses and the sea currents did the remainder.
The four sunken ships currently house dozens of marine algae, shellfish and fish species
Only in the Zambezi are far more than two dozen distinct species brought on by the larvae which were being sent from 1 vessel to another. The underwater park is behaving as an artificial reef, which is helping to boost biodiversity in that area. Just 'Oliveira e Carmo' is home to 22 species, including sea bream, porpoise, porpoise and barnacles. And others less known to the general public.
However, other species have already been seen close to the ships, particularly moonfish, crow fish, lilies and perhaps even small dolphins. Proof that man doesn't always affect character in a negative way and when interventions are well arranged and executed, they may be quite powerful and have positive effects in the regions where they're inserted, whether within the range of a dive in Lisbon or even the 30 meters deep, in Portimão, Algarve.