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

We create and place Memorial Reef 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

Upcoming Dedication Ceremonies and Event Presentations

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some of our schedules have changed. Please contact us for the latest updates. If you or your loved one has been impacted by the outbreak, please contact us to discuss how we can help your family in this time of need.


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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