A very intriguing underwater reality took over the bottom of the seas in Portimão, far from your diving schools in Lisbon , the newspaper Público reported . Four Navy ships are now the backdrop to the Ocean Revival underwater park and are the cozy home of many species of snails, octopuses, mackerels and other fish and mollusks. Ships are still a huge attraction for countless sailors 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, ocean patrol, frigate and oceanographic vessel - now have the assignment of to sponsor the marine life - flora and fauna - of the area and to constitute a lucrative tourist attraction.
Underwater Park Portimão welcomes lots of diving fans from Lisbon and the whole country.
Opened at 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 flora and fauna are in this manner in symbiosis with the boats it is no longer possible to distinguish the initial color of these ships. The vessels were check here arranged in such a way as to facilitate the entrance of specialist divers and pupils from diving schools in Lisbon.
It should be recalled that the average time of stay at 30 meters doesn't exceed 40 minutes, which implies several visits for a full understanding of these vessels. The creation of a complete ecosystem in the area of ships turned into a matter of months. The mussels that were attached to the hooves attracted the octopuses and the sea currents did the remainder.
The four submerged ships currently house dozens of marine fish, fish and shellfish species
Just in the Zambezi are far more than two dozen different species brought on from the larvae that were being sent from one container to another. The underwater park is behaving as an artificial reef, which is helping to increase biodiversity in that region. Just 'Oliveira e Carmo' is home to 22 species, including sea bream, porpoise, porpoise and barnacles. And others, much less known to the general public.
However, other species have been spotted close to the ships, particularly moonfish, crow fish, shellfish and even small dolphins. Proof that individual does not always affect character in a negative manner and that, when interventions are well planned and executed, they may 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 meters deep, in check here Portimão, Algarve.