Fabio Buitrago

Fabio Buitrago holding lionfish

Title: Course Director

Association, Company, Affiliations: Dive Nicaragua

Your favorite quote: I shot it, but it was so big it shook the spear off

Your message or mission statement: I have spent the last 30 years working for the conservation of Natural Resources and have seen how our resources are diminishing quickly. I have witnessed the reduction of coral species, several species of fish, snails, sea stars, urchins, sea slugs and many more. I am now committed to fight for our oceans and inherit the next generations a healthy and prosperous ecosystem.

Your latest endeavors and where they take place: I decided to create a Marine Museum using all the photographs and videos I had collected along many years of diving. The Museum is called NICARAGU AZUL, it is open to the public in Nicaragua, and has received more than 10,000 students from different schools during this year.

What efforts are you most proud of? I created a TV show to educate and raise awareness of Nicaraguans. The show was called NICARAGUA SALVAJE, and was broadcasted for four years in national TV, reaching thousands of Nicaraguans, making them aware of the natural marine patrimony of the country and the urgent need to preserve it.

Anything else you’d like us to know? I love to hunt Lionfish !! I speared more than 800 from January to October 2021.

Fabio Buitrago holding lionfish
Fabio Buitrago diving
Fabio Buitrago PADI instructor
Fabio Buitrago diving
Fabio Buitrago holding lionfish
Nicaragua Azul
Nicaragua Azul

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