A very intriguing submerged reality took over the bottom of the seas in Portimão, far from the 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 cozy home of many species of snails, octopuses, mackerels and other fish and mollusks. Ships are still a huge attraction for hundreds of divers from several nations.
1 year after being sunk, under the watchful eye of several dive school teachers in Lisbon and across the nation, Navy boats - a corvette, sea patrol, frigate and oceanographic vessel - now have the mission of to host the marine life - fauna and flora - of the area and also to make up a lucrative tourist attraction.
Underwater Park of Portimão welcomes many diving fans from Lisbon and the entire nation.
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 the ships it snorkeling knife is no longer possible to distinguish the initial color of these boats. The vessels were arranged in such a way as to ease the entrance of specialist divers and pupils from diving schools in Lisbon.
It needs to be recalled that the average time of stay at 30 meters doesn't exceed 40 minutes, which implies several visits for a full knowledge of these vessels. The invention of a comprehensive ecosystem in the area of sunken ships turned into a matter of months. The mussels which were attached to the hooves drawn the octopuses and the sea currents did the remainder.
The four sunken ships now house dozens of marine fish, shellfish and fish species
Just in the Zambezi are there more than two dozen distinct species attracted from the larvae which were being sent from one container to another. The underwater park is behaving as an artificial reef, which can help to increase biodiversity in that area. Just 'Oliveira e Carmo' is home to 22 species, such as sea bream, porpoise, porpoise and barnacles. And others, much less known to the public.
However, other species have been seen close to the ships, especially moonfish, crow fish, lilies and perhaps even little dolphins. Evidence that man doesn't always impact nature in a negative way and when interventions have been well planned and implemented, they may be very effective and have positive consequences in the regions where they are inserted, if within the range of a dive in Lisbon here or the 30 meters deep, in Portimão, Algarve.