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 additional fish and mollusks. Moreover, ships continue to be a massive attraction for hundreds of divers from several countries.
One year after being sunk, under the watchful eye of several dive school instructors in Lisbon and across the nation, Navy ships - a corvette, ocean patrol, frigate and oceanographic vessel - today have the assignment of to sponsor the marine life - fauna and flora - of the region and to constitute a lucrative tourist attraction.
Underwater Park of 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 heaps of oysters, barnacles, porkfish, sea bream and sea bass. The surrounding flora and fauna are in this way check here in symbiosis with the ships that it's no longer feasible to differentiate the initial color of these ships. The vessels were arranged in such a way as to facilitate the entrance of specialist divers and students from diving schools in Lisbon.
It should be recalled that the average time of stay at 30 meters doesn't exceed 40 minutes, which suggests several visits for a full knowledge of these vessels. The invention of a complete ecosystem in the area of sunken ships turned into a matter of months. The mussels that were attached to the hooves attracted the octopuses and the sea currents did the rest.
The four submerged ships currently house dozens of marine algae, fish and shellfish species
Only in the Zambezi are far over two dozen distinct species attracted by the larvae which were being shipped from 1 vessel to another. The underwater park is acting as an artificial reef, which can help to boost biodiversity in that region. Only 'Oliveira e Carmo' is home to 22 species, including sea bream, porpoise, porpoise and barnacles. And others known to the public.
But other species have already been spotted near the ships, particularly moonfish, crow fish, lilies and even small dolphins. Evidence that individual doesn't always affect nature in a negative manner and when interventions are well planned and implemented, they may be quite effective and have favorable consequences in the regions where they are inserted, if within the range of a dive in check here Lisbon or even the 30 meters deep, in Portimão, Algarve.