Visit Memorial Reef

Where is the Reef?

The Memorial Reef™, the largest man-made reef ever conceived, is located 3.25 miles east of Key Biscayne in Miami, Florida, and 40 feet under the sea, at GPS coordinates:

N25º 42.036′
W80º 05.409′


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Visitors are Welcome

The Memorial Reef™ is free and accessible to all. Boat activity at the site is brisk. This unique artificial reef and undersea art is popular among recreational scuba divers, marine biologists, students, researchers, and ecologists. The Reef maintains buoys over the site for boats.

We ask three things of our visitors:

  1. Don’t fish! We are creating an important ecological system. It includes the fish.
  2. Be gentle; help us protect the Reef and marine life.
  3. When Memorial Reef™ workers arrive at the site, share the space with them.

Features of the Memorial Reef™ contain cremation ashes and should be respected. Families are welcome to participate in deployments by prior arrangement. Family members have become dive certified to visit the site, visit their loved one’s Memorial, and monitor the progress of the Reef. Local families are known to visit the Reef, and their loved ones, regularly.

If you do not have your own boat with which to visit the Neptune Memorial Reef™, please contact one of our area dive shops that visit our Reef daily. 

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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 or Legacy placement options
  • Deployment to the reef
  • Personalized copper memorial plaque
  • Online memorial page
  • Memorial certificate
starting at $2995
Selected

Memorial Plaque

A personalized, commemorative plaque on the Reef is a simple yet truly memorable way to pay tribute to a special life.

PACKAGE INCLUDES:
  • Personalized copper memorial plaque
  • Online memorial page
  • Memorial certificate
$595
Selected

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
starting at $595
Selected
Placement Selection:

Legacy

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Placement in the first phase
  • Personalized copper memorial plaque
  • Certificate of completion
  • Online memorial page
$2995
Selected

Standard

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Placement in the second phase
  • Personalized copper memorial plaque
  • Certificate of completion
  • Online memorial page
$5995
Selected

Premium

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Starfish, Seashell, or Coral
  • Personalized copper memorial plaque
  • Certificate of completion
  • Online memorial page
$7995
Selected

Limited Release

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Turtle, Stingray (Lucy - Straight Tail or Desi - Curled Tail)
  • Personalized copper memorial plaque
  • Certificate of completion
  • Online memorial page
$9995
Selected

Exclusive

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Crown Placement - Mermaid or Dolphin
  • Personalized copper memorial plaque
  • Certificate of completion
  • Online memorial page
$12995
Selected

Limited Release - Lion

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • 30'' Simba
  • Personalized copper memorial plaque
  • Certificate of completion
  • Online memorial page
$24995
Selected

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.

Family members are welcome to be present during a scattering ceremony or the deployment of a loved one's permanent placement on the Neptune Memorial Reef. This provides the opportunity for family and friends to gather and celebrate the special life of a loved one - and the chance to say goodbye. The Reef crew can assist with chartering a boat as well as scheduling at the family's convenience.