An extremely intriguing submerged reality took over the base 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 comfortable home of many species of snails, octopuses, mackerels and additional 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 assignment of to sponsor the marine life - fauna and flora - of the area and to make up a lucrative tourist attraction.
Underwater Park Portimão welcomes many diving enthusiasts from Lisbon and the entire country.
Opened by 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 fauna and flora are in this manner in symbiosis with the boats that it's no longer possible to differentiate the original color of these ships. The vessels were organized in such a way as to facilitate the entrance of professional divers and pupils out of diving schools in Lisbon.
It needs to be remembered that the average time of stay at 30 meters doesn't exceed 40 minutes, which implies a few visits for a full knowledge of these vessels. The invention of a complete ecosystem in the region of sunken ships turned into website a matter of months. The mussels that were attached to the hooves drawn the octopuses and the sea currents did the rest.
The four submerged check here ships currently house dozens of marine algae, shellfish here and fish species
Only in the Zambezi are far more than two dozen distinct species attracted from the larvae that 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 known to the general public.
But other species have been spotted near the ships, particularly moonfish, crow fish, lilies and perhaps even little dolphins. Evidence that individual does not always impact nature in a negative manner and when interventions are well arranged and implemented, they may be quite effective and have favorable 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.