Living Reef Memorial
An Ecological alternative to traditional burial that creates a living legacy of love, life and dignity.
Living reefs are artificial reefs specially designed to mimic underwater habitats, created including the cremains of your loved one. Artificial Reefs and reef projects bring bio diversity back to areas that have been over fished or otherwise ecologically damaged. Soon after a reef project is started in an area, sea life returns and the reefs themselves bloom with life. Living Reefs are an eternal legacy of everlasting life to future generations and the loved ones we leave behind.
The reefs are deployed just 12 miles south of San Diego Bay in Mexican waters, just off the coast of 4 tiny islands called the Los Coronados Islands. These 4 islands can be seen from any beach in the City of San Diego.
This memorial site is located on an ancient Humpback and Grey whale migration route. Dolphins, whales, sea lions, and other marine life can regularly be seen in the area. The Los Coronados islands are uninhabited and has been federally protected to ensure that the reefs will be left undisturbed. Diving and visiting the reefs is always encouraged.
Unattended reef deployment dates for this site are year round. Attended reef deployment dates are from April through October. Weather is unpredictable during winter months and we only encourage the voyage when the weather is historically good. Attending a reef memorial deployment can be done by charter during summer months or by viewing the video we provide.
A Living Reef Memorial is exclusively for a single individual. Only one set of cremains are cast within this underwater living legacy. This reef is the largest single reef memorial manufactured and it stands as the flagship of all the reefs offered. The large size and the design allow for more life to colonize this Living Reef Memorial.
Cost $3,500.00 and includes the manufacturing and deployment of your reef memorial into our permitted and protected area. A video of the entire reef making and deployment process is provided, and annual surveys of your reef memorial.
For more information on this reef as well as other reef choices, Please visit: www.livingreefmemorail.com