An extremely interesting submerged reality took on the bottom of the seas in Portimão, far from the 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. Moreover, ships continue to be a massive attraction for hundreds of divers from various countries.
One year after being sunk, under the watchful eye of several dive school instructors in Lisbon and across the nation, Navy boats - a corvette, ocean patrol, frigate and oceanographic vessel - now have the assignment of to host the marine life - fauna and flora - of the region and also to make up a flourishing tourist attraction.
Underwater Park Portimão welcomes many diving enthusiasts from Lisbon and the whole country.
Opened by 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 ships it's no longer feasible to differentiate the initial color of the boats. The vessels were arranged in such a way as to ease the entrance of specialist divers and students from diving schools in Lisbon.
It should be remembered that the average time of stay at 30 meters does not exceed 40 minutes, which implies a few visits for a complete understanding of these vessels. The invention of a complete ecosystem in the area of sunken ships was a matter of weeks. The mussels that were attached to the custom dive knife hooves drawn the octopuses and the sea currents did the remainder.
The four submerged ships currently house dozens of marine fish, fish and shellfish species
Only in the Zambezi are there more than two dozen different species attracted from the larvae which were being shipped from 1 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 known to the public.
However, other species have been seen near the ships, particularly moonfish, crow fish, shellfish and even small dolphins. Evidence that man doesn't always impact character in a negative manner and when interventions have been well arranged and executed, they may be very effective and have positive effects in the areas where they are inserted, whether within the reach of a dive in Lisbon or the 30 meters deep, in Portimão, Algarve.