An extremely interesting underwater reality took on the base 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 comfortable home of many species of snails, octopuses, mackerels and other fish and mollusks. Ships are a huge 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 Portimão welcomes many 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 fauna and flora are in such a manner in symbiosis with the boats that it's no longer possible to differentiate the initial color of the ships. The vessels were organized in such a way as to facilitate the entrance of specialist divers and pupils out of diving schools in Lisbon.
It should be recalled that the average time of stay at 30 meters does not exceed 40 minutes, which suggests several visits for a full understanding of the vessels. The invention of a complete ecosystem in the more info region of sunken ships turned into a matter of weeks. The mussels which were attached to the hooves drawn the octopuses and the sea more info currents did the remainder.
The four sunken ships currently here 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 that were being shipped from one container to another. The underwater park is acting 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 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 executed, they can be very effective and have positive consequences in the areas in which they're inserted, whether within the range of a dive in Lisbon or even the 30 meters deep, in Portimão, Algarve.