A Reef Memorial is established by mixing cremated remains with cement to create a new feature for the Memorial Reef™, and then deploying that feature to the Reef. The amount of time between cremation and deployment to the Reef is about 90 days.
A sales agreement is made for deployment to the Memorial Reef™.
Cremated remains are stored in a heavy vault.
Cremation ashes are mixed in a 3-step process. Families are welcome to participate in the mixing and molding process to create the Reef feature. Small memories may be added as well. Families have added an angel, a $100 casino chip, notes, and even a mermaid bottle opener to the mix. Children have left handprints in the cement mold.
The feature is protectively stored pending deployment. Deployment is scheduled in accordance with weather conditions, the diver's schedule, and the family's wish and availability to participate.
Deployment: The feature is deployed to the Memorial Reef™. The family is welcome to participate by observing from the boat, diving, and even, when safe and appropriate, participating in adding the feature to its final location within the Reef structure.
A memorial bronze plaque with the name of the deceased and life dates is placed on the Reef feature.
The family receives a certificate of the Memorial including the date and coordinates.