ABOUT THE REEF
AN UNDERSEA TRIBUTE TO LIFE
Located 3.25 miles east of Key Biscayne in Miami, Florida — GPS coordinates N25º 42.036′, W80º 05.409′ — Neptune Memorial Reef™ is the largest man-made reef ever conceived and, when complete, will have transformed over 16 acres of barren ocean floor. The Neptune Memorial Reef™ project is environmentally sound and meets the strict guidelines and permitting of the EPA, DERM, NOAA, Florida Fish and Wildlife and the Army Corps of Engineers. The Memorial Reef™ is also a member of the Green Burial Council.
Our completed first phase is an artistic representation of the Lost City of Atlantis, 40 feet under the sea. These structures have produced a marine habitat to promote coral and marine organisms growth while creating the ultimate green burial opportunity. A recent marine study conducted by the Department of Environmental Resource Management concluded that marine life around the Reef has gone from the zero to thousands in two years.
A NEW TRADITION OF VISITING LOVED ONES
Boat activity at the site is brisk, with families chartering boats or taking their own to snorkel or simply be at the site. Some family members actually become dive certified, enabling them to visit the site, to see their loved ones and monitor the Reef’s growth.
Many of our local families dive the Reef on a regular basis to visit their loved ones. One family, in particular, has been out 5 times in as many months.
In addition to providing a permanent legacy for those who loved the ocean, the Neptune Memorial Reef™ is attracting recreational scuba divers, marine biologists, students, researchers and ecologists from all over the world. The Reef is free and accessible to all visitors.
Create a unique underwater memorial that honors a life while contributing to something awe-inspiring.
Cremation and deployment to the Neptune Memorial Reef™ is a singular opportunity to improve the environment.
PLAN A VISIT
Visitors are welcome! The Memorial Reef ™ is free and accessible to all. Plan a visit today.