A very intriguing underwater reality took over the bottom of the seas in Portimão, far from the 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 other fish and mollusks. Ships are a massive attraction for countless sailors from various countries.
One year after being trashed, 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 assignment of to sponsor the marine life - fauna and flora - of the region and to make up a flourishing tourist attraction.
Underwater Park Portimão welcomes lots of diving enthusiasts from Lisbon and the whole nation.
Opened at the end of October 2012, the underwater park is located 30 meters deep, where pontificam dozens of oysters, barnacles, porkfish, sea bream and sea bass. The surrounding flora and fauna are in this manner in symbiosis with all the ships that it is no longer possible to differentiate the initial color of these ships. The boats were arranged in such a way as to facilitate the entry of professional divers and students out of diving schools in Lisbon.
It needs to be recalled that the average time of stay at 30 meters doesn't exceed 40 minutes, which implies several visits for a full knowledge of the vessels. The invention of a comprehensive ecosystem in the region 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 sunken ships now house dozens of marine algae, fish and shellfish species
Only in the Zambezi are there over two dozen distinct species brought on from the larvae which were being shipped from one vessel to another. The underwater park is acting as an artificial reef, which is helping to increase biodiversity in that area. Only 'Oliveira e Carmo' is home to 22 species, such as sea bream, porpoise, porpoise and barnacles. And others less known to the public.
However, other species have been seen near the ships, particularly moonfish, crow fish, lilies and read more even small dolphins. Evidence that individual doesn't always impact nature in a negative way and that, when interventions are well planned and implemented, they can be quite effective and have positive consequences in the regions in which they're inserted, if within the range of a dip in Lisbon or even the 30 meters deep, in Portimão, Algarve.