• To transform the Algarve into a World Class European diving destination attracting underwater tourists of all over the world.
  • Creation of an artificial reef structure constituting a distinctive factor to attract underwater tourists from all over the world.
  • Creation of a Navy Warships’ Underwater Park Ocean Revival by sinking four decommissioned Portuguese Navy vessels.

Underwater Tourism Site

  • Different and innovative…
  • World class level…
  • Included in a protected area…
  • Within a tourism zone of excellence!


Ocean Patrol
Ex-NRP Zambeze P1147

Weight: 292 tons
Length: 44 meters
Breadth: 8 meters

Almeida Carvalho

Almeida Carvalho
Hydrographic ship
Ex-NRP Almeida de Carvalho A527

Weight: 1.320 tons
Length: 64 meters
Breadth: 12 meters

MUSUBMAR the OCEAN REVIVAL's promoter is a non-profit association

MUSUBMAR Association, the Ocean Revival's promoter, is a non-profit association created to promote and develop the underwater tourism in Portugal. It's main current initiative is the creation of a new dive site by sinking four Portuguese Navy vessels, the Ocean Revival Project. This project has the ambition to create a new diving site and place the Algarve as a world-class European diving destination. Additionally, the initiative aims to generate a new type of low season tourism, to contribute for the increase of bio-diversity and to preserve the memory of the Portuguese Navy vessels.

“The Ocean Revival project offers a fabulous opportunity to better understand colonisation processes on offshore structures.”
Dr. Keith Hiscock, Marine Biological Association of the UK

The main entities that supports the Ocean Revival Project: