A very interesting underwater reality took over the base of the seas in Portimão, far in your diving schools in Lisbon , the paper Público reported . Four Navy ships are now the backdrop to the Ocean Revival underwater park and are the comfortable home of several species of snails, octopuses, mackerels and other fish and mollusks. In addition, 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 mission of to sponsor the marine life - flora and fauna - of the area and to constitute a lucrative 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 flora and fauna are in such a way in symbiosis with all the ships that it is no longer feasible to differentiate the initial color of the boats. The vessels were organized in such a way as to ease the entrance of professional divers and pupils out of diving schools in Lisbon.
It needs to be recalled that the average time of stay at 30 meters does not exceed 40 minutes, which implies several visits for a complete understanding of the vessels. The creation of a complete ecosystem in the region 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 rest.
The four submerged ships currently house dozens of marine algae, fish and shellfish species
Just in the Zambezi are there more than two dozen different species brought on from the larvae that were being sent from 1 container to another. The underwater park is behaving as an artificial check here 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 click here barnacles. And others known to the general public.
However, other species have been seen close to the ships, especially moonfish, crow fish, shellfish and perhaps even little dolphins. Evidence that man does not always impact character in a negative way and that, when interventions have been well arranged and implemented, they can be very effective and have positive consequences in the regions where they are inserted, if within the range of a dive in Lisbon or the 30 meters deep, in Portimão, Algarve.