A very intriguing underwater reality took on 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 would be the cozy home of several species of snails, octopuses, mackerels and additional fish and mollusks. Ships continue to be a massive attraction for hundreds of divers from several countries.
1 year after being trashed, under the watchful eye of several dive school instructors in Lisbon and throughout the nation, Navy ships - a corvette, sea patrol, frigate and oceanographic boat - now have the assignment of to host the marine life - flora and fauna - of the region and to make up a lucrative tourist attraction.
Underwater Park of Portimão welcomes lots of 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 flora and fauna are in such a manner in symbiosis with the boats that it's no longer possible to differentiate the original color of the ships. The vessels were organized in such more info a way as to facilitate the entrance of professional divers and students out of diving schools in Lisbon.
It should be recalled that the average time of stay at 30 meters does not exceed more info 40 minutes, which suggests several visits for a complete knowledge of these vessels. The creation of more info a complete ecosystem in the region of sunken ships turned into a matter of weeks. The mussels which were attached to the hooves attracted the octopuses and the sea currents did the remainder.
The four sunken ships currently house dozens of marine algae, shellfish and fish species
Only in the Zambezi are far more than two dozen distinct species attracted from the larvae which 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 less known to the general public.
However, other species have already been seen close to the ships, particularly moonfish, crow fish, shellfish and perhaps even small dolphins. Proof that man doesn't always affect character in a negative way and when interventions are well planned and executed, they can be very effective and have favorable effects in the regions where they're inserted, whether within the reach of a dip in Lisbon or the 30 meters deep, in Portimão, Algarve.