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Eternal Reefs

Creating a Living Memorial  

Helping to Restore Ecosystems while creating an Everlasting Memorial...

The Eternal Reefs Program helps families honor their loved ones by creating an Everlasting Memorial in the ocean.  Cremated Remains are mixed with a material that is designed to mimic and replicate a Natural Reef.  This is a unique way of creating a special memorial that also helps our environment by revitalizing and restoring ecosystems.

The Casting

The Casting

Families are invited to participate in the casting of their Memorial Reef Ball.  Castings take place in several Costal cities across the United States, including the Ft. Lauderdale/Miami area.

The Viewing

The Viewing

Families can take photos of their Memorial Reef and take rubbings of the bronze plaque.  It is also a time to write final goodbyes and tributes on the Memorial Reef.

Placement and Dedication

Placement and Dedication

Families will attend the Memorial Reef placement and dedication ceremony where they will watch as their loved one's reef is placed into the ocean.

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