A very interesting 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 background to the Ocean Revival underwater park and would be the cozy home of several species of snails, octopuses, mackerels and additional fish and mollusks. In addition, ships are still a massive attraction for hundreds of divers from several countries.
One year after being trashed, under the watchful eye of several dive school instructors in Lisbon and throughout the nation, Navy boats - a corvette, ocean patrol, frigate and oceanographic boat - now have the assignment of to host the marine life - fauna and flora - of the area 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 situated 30 meters deep, where pontificam dozens of oysters, barnacles, porkfish, sea bream and sea bass. The surrounding flora and fauna are in such a manner in symbiosis check here with the boats that it's no longer feasible to distinguish the initial color of the ships. The vessels were organized in such a way as here to facilitate the entrance of specialist divers and pupils out of diving schools in Lisbon.
It should check here be recalled that the average time of stay at 30 meters does not exceed 40 minutes, which implies a few visits for a full understanding of the vessels. The invention of 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 submerged ships now house dozens of marine fish, fish and shellfish species
Just in the Zambezi are there over two dozen different species brought on by the larvae which were being shipped from one container to another. The underwater park is acting as an artificial reef, which can help to increase biodiversity in that region. Only 'Oliveira e Carmo' is home to 22 species, such as sea bream, porpoise, porpoise and barnacles. And others known to the public.
But other species have been spotted near the ships, especially moonfish, crow fish, shellfish and even little dolphins. Evidence that individual does not always impact nature in a negative manner and that, when interventions have been well planned and implemented, they may be quite powerful and have positive consequences in the regions where they're inserted, whether within the range of a dive in Lisbon or even the 30 meters deep, in Portimão, Algarve.