A very interesting underwater reality took on the bottom of the seas in Portimão, far from your diving schools in Lisbon , the paper Público reported . Four Navy ships are now the background to the Ocean Revival underwater park and would be the comfortable home of several species of snails, octopuses, mackerels and other fish and mollusks. In addition, ships continue to be a massive attraction for countless sailors from several countries.
One year after being sunk, under the watchful eye of several dive school instructors 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 country.
Opened at 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 the boats it's no longer possible to distinguish the original color of these ships. The boats were arranged in such a way as to facilitate 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 does not exceed 40 minutes, which implies a few visits for a complete knowledge of the vessels. The creation of a comprehensive ecosystem in the region of sunken 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 by the larvae that were being sent from 1 container to another. The underwater park is acting as an artificial 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 barnacles. And others known to the public.
However, other species have been spotted close to the ships, especially moonfish, crow fish, shellfish and perhaps even small dolphins. Evidence that individual doesn't always affect nature in a negative way and when interventions have been well planned and implemented, they may be very effective and have positive here consequences in the regions where they are inserted, if within the range of a dive in here Lisbon or the 30 meters deep, in Portimão, Algarve.