The Living Reef Memorial Experience
The process is done with every step focusing on dignity and care. Cremains are eternally preserved within a scientifically engineered artificial reef designed to be forever permanent and vital to the success of this marine habitat rehabilitation project.
Reefs are individually hand crafted using natural sea shells, sand, ash, and a bit of ocean friendly concrete. After a thirty day curing period the reefs are loaded onto non polluting sailboats for the journey to the deployment area.
Reefs are placed in over fished areas where they are needed most. Soon after a reef has been placed onto a barren sea floor a beautiful and natural transformation occurs. As reefs become colonized , they grow in size and abundance of life. Living reefs dramatically transom over fished areas into biologically healthy and productive ecosystems. Reefs area a meaningful legacy that eternally benefit our world.
If choosing a burial option for yourself or having to choose for someone else, the staff at Living Reef Memorial are here to answer all of your questions about this loving and beautiful experience. If you don’t find your answers on this web site then please, pick up the phone and call us toll free at 1 800 569 REEF or 7333. Our staff are all fellow human beings and we have all experienced loss as a part of our lives. We get it, and we are here to help. Together we can create something great.
A Living Reef Memorial is a welcoming positive in an otherwise tragic time. Families who have gone through the Living Reef Memorial experience feel a great sense of pride when talking about the choice they have made for their loved one. Families find peace by knowing that their loved one will go on to help our ocean for an eternity. Folks love that their loved one will be just beneath the waves in an ocean that is majestic and wondrous. Families find solace that their loved one will permanently have a resting place that will never be disturbed. Families experience a great feeling of relief and joy knowing that their loved one is going to be giving back to the sea and leaving this planet a better place.
Just beneath the waves, life is being created through cremation. Not long after the reef is installed onto the sea floor a beautiful and natural transformation occurs. The reef begins to grow and bloom with life as hundreds of species of marine life attach themselves to the reef.
The process is simple. Choose the reef that is right for your situation. Once you have selected the reef that suits your needs, the next thing to do is to contact us and we will send you our Client Agreement. This document authorizes us to manufacture a reef for you and stipulates our responsibilities to you and the deceased. Deliver the completed document to us with the cremains and payment. Cremains can be hand delivered or sent to our mailing address in the United States via U.S. Postal Service (Return receipt requested). The post office has specific guidelines on shipping creaming to ensure no mistakes are made during shipping. Once Living Reef Memorial has taken custody of the cremains the casting will begin one week from the date custody is taken. One the reef is cast there is a curing time for the reef that is no less than 30 days after casting. If you wish to view the reef being deployed into the sea the staff at Living Reef Memorial have two options for you.
Charter; Living Reef Memorial is happy to assist you in locating one of the local charters available in San Diego.
Video record; The living Reef Memorial Positive Chain of Custody Policy dictates that we document every step of the process. Much of that documentation is in the form of video. Video is taken of the casting and of the deployment. The footage is then edited and then posted on YouTube for you to view and share. There is no cost for this service and it is included in the price.