Great Burial Reef®
Burial at Sea in Living Ocean Reefs
What is Living Ocean Reef Burial?
Our reef burial program creates a very special way to fulfill your family’s at sea burial wishes while creating a new, living underwater ecosystem that continues to support sea life for generations.
The burial reefs are hand cast and the urn containing the cremated remains of an individual or couple is sealed inside it’s protected core. Reefs are gently deployed off the New England coast to the ocean floor becoming a permanent underwater memorial.
A memorable deployment event during a Burial at Sea voyage (priced separately) with family and friends under the care of a USCG licensed captain and crew is available. Reefs can also be dedicated and deployed without family present.
Our Great Burial Reef Classic™, a 600 pound natural concrete burial reef that, when lowered to the ocean floor, creates a permanent undersea resting place for your loved one that attracts and fosters life for generations.
For Funeral Service Providers
For families who choose cremation, offering the living ocean reef burial program provides an additional, environmentally-inspired permanent sea tribute option.
The Living Ocean Reef Burial Program includes:
Casting of the burial reef, sealing the cremation urn inside the reef, ground transportation, captain’s “Reef Brief”, a dedication ceremony, careful ocean floor placement, Google Earth® framed location print, Burial at Sea Certificate and all permitting and EPA filings. Optional video and digital photography available.
Available in New England Exclusively through New England Burials at Sea, LLC.
Evolution: Great Burial Reef® Undersea Life Growth Over Time
Join Great Burial Reef’s videographer as we present breathtaking footage of a single Ocean Cremation Urn™ attract and foster life over a three year period.