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. It is certified by the Green Burial Council.

Neptune Reef 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 organism’s 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 zero to thousands in the first two years. 

A New tradition of visiting loved ones

Boat activity at the site is active, with families chartering boats or taking their own to snorkel or simply be at the site. Some family members actually become 
scuba-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. 

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.

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Permanent Placement

Celebrate a loved one’s life and legacy with a permanent memorial in this unique underwater setting.

PACKAGE INCLUDES:
  • Your choice of Reef Placement – from Limited Release, Exclusive and Premium to Standard placement options
  • Deployment to the reef
  • Personalized copper memorial plaque
  • Online memorial page
  • Completion certificate
starting at $7995
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Scatter at Sea

Honor a loved one’s life and legacy with the Scatter at Sea package.

PACKAGE INCLUDES:
  • Scattering in the open waters over the Neptune Memorial Reef®
  • Personalized copper memorial plaque
  • Online memorial page
  • Scattering certificate
$1395
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Placement Selection:

Standard

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Placement in Second Phase Road Column
  • Personalized copper memorial plaque
  • Certificate of completion
  • Online memorial page
starting at $7995
Selected

Premium

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Starfish, Seashell, Coral, or Sea Biscuit
  • Personalized copper memorial plaque
  • Certificate of completion
  • Online memorial page
starting at $12995
Selected

Limited Marine Placements

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Octopus, Turtle, Stingray (3 choices)
  • Personalized copper memorial plaque
  • Certificate of completion
  • Online memorial page
starting at $15995
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Exclusive

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Crown Placement - Mermaid or Dolphin
  • Personalized copper memorial plaque
  • Certificate of completion
  • Online memorial page
starting at $29995
Selected

Limited Placements

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • 24'' Manatee
  • Personalized copper memorial plaque
  • Certificate of completion
  • Online memorial page
starting at $34995
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Limited Crown Placement

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • 24'' Manatee or Custom
  • Personalized copper memorial plaque
  • Certificate of completion
  • Online memorial page
starting at $49995
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The family is welcome to be present during the mixing of the placement and is scheduled at their convenience. They may also help with the mixing, add trinkets or a note to the mix or leave hand prints on the placement.