An extremely interesting underwater reality took over the base 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 would be the cozy home of many species of snails, octopuses, mackerels and additional fish and mollusks. Ships are still a huge attraction for hundreds of divers from several nations.
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 - now have the mission of to host the marine life - flora and fauna - of the area and also to make up a lucrative tourist attraction.
Underwater Park of Portimão welcomes many diving fans from Lisbon and the entire nation.
Opened by 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 fauna and flora are in this manner in symbiosis with all the ships that it's no longer feasible to differentiate the initial color of the boats. The vessels were arranged in such a way as to facilitate the entrance of specialist divers and pupils from diving schools in Lisbon.
It should be remembered that the average time of stay at 30 meters does not exceed 40 minutes, which suggests a few visits for a full knowledge of the vessels. The invention of a comprehensive ecosystem in the region of sunken ships was a matter of months. The mussels that were attached to the hooves attracted the octopuses and the sea currents did the remainder.
The four submerged ships currently house dozens of marine algae, fish and shellfish species
Just in the Zambezi are far over two dozen different species attracted from the larvae which were being sent from one vessel to another. The underwater park is behaving as an artificial reef, which can help to boost biodiversity in that region. Just 'Oliveira e Carmo' is home to 22 species, including 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. Evidence that individual doesn't always affect character in a negative manner and that, when interventions are amazon dive knife well planned and executed, they may be quite effective and have favorable consequences in the regions here where they are inserted, if within the range of a dive in Lisbon or the 30 meters deep, in Portimão, Algarve.