A very 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 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. Ships continue to be a massive attraction for countless sailors from various countries.
One year after being sunk, under the watchful eye of many dive school instructors in Lisbon and across the country, Navy ships - a corvette, ocean patrol, frigate and oceanographic boat - today have the mission of to sponsor the marine life - flora and fauna - of the area and to constitute a lucrative tourist attraction.
Underwater Park of Portimão welcomes lots of diving fans from Lisbon and the whole country.
Opened at 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 flora and fauna are in this 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 specialist divers and students from diving schools in Lisbon.
It should be remembered that the average time of stay at 30 meters doesn't exceed titanium diving knife 40 minutes, which suggests a few visits for a complete knowledge of the vessels. The creation of a comprehensive ecosystem in the region of sunken here ships was a matter of weeks. The mussels which were attached to the hooves drawn the octopuses and the sea currents did the rest.
The four sunken ships now house dozens of marine algae, fish and shellfish species
Just in the Zambezi are far more than two dozen different species attracted from the larvae which were being sent from one container to another. The underwater park is behaving as an artificial reef, which can help to increase biodiversity in that area. Just 'Oliveira e Carmo' is home to 22 species, such as sea bream, porpoise, porpoise and barnacles. And others, much less known to the public.
But other species have been seen close to the ships, especially moonfish, crow fish, shellfish and perhaps even small dolphins. Proof that man does not always impact character in a negative manner and that, when interventions are well arranged and executed, they can be quite powerful and have favorable effects in the areas in which they're inserted, whether within the reach of a dip in Lisbon or even the 30 meters deep, in Portimão, Algarve.