Burial at Sea – Ash Scattering
Funeral Board Licensed
Ash Scattering & Cremations
San Diego Burial at Sea accepts cremated remains for ash scattering at sea off the California coast. We serve San Diego as well as many other locations and are the Premier Ash Scattering – Sea Burial Provider in San Diego
Our sister company “Funerals Your Way (FD: 2188) is a fully licensed Funeral home providing cremations, burials and memorial services. Your one point of contact (saving your time and money) for all your funeral needs.
San Diego Burial at Sea Captains – licensed by US Coast Guard
Sister company “Funerals You Way” – Licensed California Funeral Home
One Point of Contact for Both Cremation & Sea Burial – Ash Scattering
Reasons to Scatter Ashes at Sea – Burial at Sea
Cremation and Ash Scattering at Sea
An increasing number of people are choosing cremation and burial at sea (ash scattering) for their funeral selection for a variety of reasons. Not only is it significantly less expensive, rich in nautical background and preserves land usage, but is a celebration of life – saying goodbye in a peaceful beautiful setting. The ocean is majestic and surrounds all on it with beauty. Our ash scattering ceremonies are performed from a variety of locations off the San Diego Coast such as Point Loma, La Jolla, Ocean Beach Pier, Crystal Pier, off Cabrillo Monument on Point Loma. If you have a specific location to scatter we would be pleased to accommodate your wishes. After the ash scattering the exact GPS position of the burial ceremony is recorded. This information is used to complete the memorial certificate which will be sent to the family – generally within a few hours of the scattering. Additional sea ash scattering options can be provided as requested to make your event more unique.
It is also possible to perform a burial at sea with no remains. This can be done when it is not possible to retrieve remains – in the case of a disaster where no body is found. A service can be performed and a memorial or flowers placed in the water. Although not strictly a burial at sea, it does provide the family and friends with a form of closure to aid in the grieving process.
Feelings After Ash Scattering at Sea
Feeling are complex things – difficult to understand – impossible to control – they can rule us. We have had a lot of experience with families and the burial at sea – ash scattering – experience. Your experience is unique and may be different but we have found that ash scattering leaves the families with a tremendous sense of closure and peace. We think the reason for this is the letting go of the loved one in such a beautiful setting. The ocean is beautiful, continues forever and teams with life. We often have sea-lions, dolphins or an occasion a whale appear. It is difficult to not be overwhelmed by the ocean’s beauty. So, in short families often feel better. This may not be your experience – we hope it will be!
Famous People Scattered at Sea
Many notable people have chosen burial at sea such as Robin Williams, Steve McQueen, Rock Hudson, John F. Kennedy, Jr as well as many thousands of others. Currently approximately 50% of people select cremation and many of these choose to scatter the remains in some manner, many into the water. Burial at sea – ash scattering – is common if the deceased enjoyed the outdoors and the water. Perhaps they loved boating or some other aspect of the aquatic environment.
Arizona – Phoenix – Tucson – Burial at Sea
We do accept cremains from throughout the United States. Many of our families come from the Phoenix area as well as various other areas in Arizona. Many Arizonans have close ties to the San Diego area and their relatives wish to have their final resting place in the ocean here. We do however have families come from all over the world. We have probably scattered people from every state, most provinces in Canada. several countries from Europe. One lady who flew in from Japan just for the ash scattering and then caught the next flight back home.