Memorial Reefs are a final resting place in the ocean for your loved one.

We create and place Memorial Reefs containing cremated remains. People love these memorials because:

  • They offer a cost effective alternative to simply spreading ashes
  • The loss of your loved one helps rejuvenate the world’s oceans
  • There’s no time pressure. You can create the memorial any time after cremation.
  • We attach a marine-grade bronze plaque on your memorial
Family imprinting handprints into a mixture of cremains and concrete

Memorial Reefs are an ecological alternative to traditional burial.

Destination funerals: Memorial Reefs International will take you and your family out to the reef for the dedication and placement of the reef. We can also set up accommodations and catering.

We give you a set of GPS coordinates to visit the reef whenever you want. These reefs are absolutely open to visit, and you can dive down and see them. We only ask that you don’t damage the newly developing reef while you’re there!

left - diver visiting a reef memorial. right - reef memorial with moderate coral growth

New Jersey Dedications on Sep. 25th & Oct. 23rd:

First dedication in Ocean City, New Jersey on September 25th! Get excited about our upcoming Dedication Event, our very first in the United States! Questions? Call (877) 218 0747 or email

Second New Jersey Dedication Event added in 2020 due to overwhelming demand! Apply now to participate in our October 23rd Dedication Event in Ocean City, New Jersey. Questions? Call (877) 218 0747 or email

Current Images from our Inaugural New Jersey Deployment

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We have photos from the first memorial dedication off the coast of Ocean City!


Reefs in multiple locations around the world

We’re building new memorial reefs in beautiful spots all around the world. We choose locations that will benefit greatly from the restoration of coral reefs, including:

Florida / Texas / New Jersey / Baja / Merida / Cozumel / British Columbia / Ontario / Venice

And more than 3,000 other locations across 70 countries thanks to Memorial Reefs International’s alliance with the Reef Ball Foundation.

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