An extremely interesting underwater reality took on the bottom of the seas in Portimão, far from the diving schools in Lisbon , the newspaper Público reported . Four Navy ships are now the backdrop to the Ocean Revival underwater park and are the comfortable home of several species of snails, octopuses, mackerels and additional fish and mollusks. Ships continue to be 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 host the marine life - fauna and flora - of the region and to make up a flourishing tourist attraction.
Underwater Park Portimão welcomes many diving enthusiasts from Lisbon and the whole country.
Opened at 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 fauna and flora are in this manner in symbiosis with the boats that it is no longer feasible to differentiate the initial color of the boats. The boats were organized in such a way as to ease the entry of professional divers and pupils out of diving schools in Lisbon.
It needs to be recalled that the average time of stay at 30 meters does not exceed 40 minutes, which implies a few visits for a complete understanding of the vessels. The creation of a complete ecosystem in the area of ships turned into a matter of months. The mussels which were attached to the hooves attracted the octopuses and the sea currents did the rest.
The four sunken ships currently house dozens of marine fish, shellfish and fish species
Only in the Zambezi are there over two dozen distinct species attracted by the larvae that were being shipped from 1 vessel to another. The underwater park is acting as an artificial reef, which can help to boost biodiversity in that region. Only 'Oliveira e Carmo' is home to website 22 species, including sea bream, porpoise, porpoise and barnacles. And others less known to the public.
But titanium dive knives other species have already been seen near the ships, especially moonfish, crow fish, lilies and even little dolphins. Proof that individual does not always affect nature in a negative way and when interventions have been well planned and implemented, they may be very powerful and have positive consequences in the regions in which they are inserted, if within the range of a dive in Lisbon or the 30 meters deep, in Portimão, Algarve.