A very intriguing underwater reality took on the base of the seas in Portimão, far in 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 comfortable home of many species of snails, octopuses, mackerels and additional fish and mollusks. Moreover, ships are a huge attraction for hundreds of divers from various countries.
1 year after being trashed, under the watchful eye of many dive school teachers in Lisbon and throughout the country, Navy ships - a corvette, sea patrol, frigate and oceanographic boat - today have the mission of to host the marine life - fauna and flora - of the region and also to make up a flourishing tourist attraction.
Underwater Park of Portimão welcomes many diving enthusiasts from Lisbon and the entire nation.
Opened by 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 fauna and flora are in this manner in symbiosis with all the ships that it's no longer feasible to differentiate the original color of the boats. The boats were organized in such a way as to ease the entry 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 click here suggests a few visits for a complete knowledge of the vessels. The creation of a comprehensive ecosystem in the region of ships was a matter of weeks. 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 brought on from the larvae which were being shipped from one vessel to another. The underwater park is behaving as an artificial reef, which can help to increase biodiversity in that area. Only 'Oliveira e Carmo' is home to 22 species, such as sea bream, porpoise, porpoise and barnacles. And others known to the general public.
But 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 snorkeling knife inserted, if within the range of a dive in Lisbon or even the 30 meters deep, in Portimão, Algarve.