An extremely interesting underwater reality took over the bottom of the seas in Portimão, far from 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 cozy 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 instructors in Lisbon and throughout the country, Navy ships - a corvette, ocean 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 whole nation.
Opened by the end of October 2012, the underwater park is situated 30 meters deep, where pontificam dozens of oysters, barnacles, porkfish, sea bream and sea bass. The surrounding flora and fauna are in get more info such a way in symbiosis with the boats it's no longer possible to distinguish the original color of these ships. The boats were arranged read more in such a way as to facilitate the entry of specialist divers and students out of diving schools in Lisbon.
It should be remembered 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 invention 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 rest.
The four submerged ships currently house dozens of marine fish, shellfish and fish species
Only in the Zambezi are there over two dozen distinct species brought on by the larvae that were being shipped from 1 vessel to another. The underwater park is acting as an artificial reef, which is helping to boost biodiversity in that region. Only 'Oliveira e Carmo' is home to 22 species, including sea bream, porpoise, porpoise and barnacles. And others known to the public.
However, other species have already been seen near the ships, particularly moonfish, crow fish, lilies and even little dolphins. Proof that man does not always impact character in a negative way and that, when interventions are well arranged and executed, they may be quite effective and have favorable consequences in the areas where they're inserted, if within the reach of a dive in Lisbon or even the 30 meters deep, in Portimão, Algarve.