An extremely intriguing submerged reality took over the base of the seas in Portimão, far from your diving schools in Lisbon , the paper Público reported . Four Navy ships are now the backdrop 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 continue to be a huge attraction for countless sailors from several countries.
1 year after being sunk, under the watchful eye of many dive school teachers in Lisbon and throughout the nation, Navy ships - a corvette, sea patrol, frigate and oceanographic vessel - today have the mission of to host the marine life - flora and fauna - of the region and also to constitute a flourishing tourist attraction.
Underwater Park Portimão welcomes many diving fans from Lisbon and the whole nation.
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 way in symbiosis with all the ships it is no longer feasible to distinguish the original color of these boats. The boats were arranged in such a way as to ease the entry of specialist divers and pupils 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 a few visits for a full understanding of the vessels. The invention of a complete ecosystem in the region of sunken ships turned into a matter of weeks. The mussels which were attached to the hooves attracted read more the octopuses and the sea currents did the rest.
The four submerged ships now house dozens of get more info marine fish, fish and shellfish species
Just in the get more info Zambezi are there over two dozen different species brought on by the larvae which were being sent from 1 vessel to another. The underwater park is behaving 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 public.
However, other species have already been seen close to the ships, particularly moonfish, crow fish, lilies and perhaps even small dolphins. Proof that man doesn't always affect character in a negative way and when interventions have been well planned and executed, they can be very effective and have favorable effects in the regions where they're inserted, whether within the range of a dive in Lisbon or even the 30 meters deep, in Portimão, Algarve.