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A very intriguing 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.



1 year after being trashed, under the watchful eye of many dive school teachers in Lisbon and throughout the country, Navy boats - a corvette, sea patrol, frigate and oceanographic boat - today have the mission of to host the marine life - fauna and flora - of the area and also to make up a flourishing tourist attraction.


Underwater Park of Portimão welcomes many diving enthusiasts from Lisbon and the entire nation.

Opened by 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 such a way in symbiosis with all the boats it's no longer possible to distinguish the original color of the ships. The boats here were organized in such a way as to ease the entrance of professional divers and pupils from diving schools in Lisbon.



It should be recalled that the average time of stay at 30 meters doesn't exceed 40 minutes, which suggests a few visits for a full knowledge of the vessels. The creation of a complete ecosystem in the region 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 now house dozens of marine algae, shellfish and fish species

Just in the Zambezi are far over two dozen distinct species brought on by the larvae that were being sent from one vessel to another. The underwater park is acting as an artificial reef, which can help to boost biodiversity in that region. Just 'Oliveira e Carmo' is home to 22 species, such as sea bream, porpoise, porpoise and barnacles. And others known to the public.



But other species have already been spotted close to the ships, especially moonfish, crow fish, lilies and even little dolphins. Proof that individual doesn't always impact character in a negative manner and when interventions have been well arranged and implemented, they can be quite effective and have positive effects in the areas in which they're inserted, if within the range of a dip in Lisbon or even the 30 meters deep, in Portimão, Algarve.

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