A very interesting underwater reality took over the bottom of the seas in Portimão, far from your 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 comfortable home of several species of snails, octopuses, mackerels and other fish and mollusks. Ships are still a huge attraction for hundreds of divers from various countries.
One year after being trashed, under the watchful eye of many dive school instructors in Lisbon and throughout the country, Navy ships - a corvette, ocean patrol, frigate and oceanographic boat - today have the assignment of to host the marine life - fauna and flora - of the region and to make up a flourishing tourist attraction.
Underwater Park Portimão welcomes many diving enthusiasts from Lisbon and the whole country.
Opened by 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 fauna and flora are in such a way in symbiosis with all the boats it is no longer possible to distinguish the original color of the ships. The boats were organized in such a here way as to facilitate the entry of professional divers and students out of diving schools in Lisbon.
It needs to be remembered that the average time of stay at 30 meters does not exceed 40 minutes, which implies a few visits for a complete understanding of the vessels. The creation of a complete ecosystem in the region of ships was a matter of weeks. The mussels that were attached to the hooves drawn the octopuses and the sea currents did the remainder.
The four submerged ships now house dozens of marine algae, shellfish and fish species
Just in the Zambezi are far more than two dozen different species brought on from the larvae which were being sent from one vessel to another. The underwater park is behaving 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 public.
But other species have already been seen near the ships, especially moonfish, crow fish, lilies and even little dolphins. Proof that man does not always impact character in a negative way and that, when interventions are well arranged and executed, they can be quite powerful and have favorable effects in the areas in which they're inserted, whether within the reach of a dip in Lisbon or even the 30 here meters deep, in Portimão, Algarve.