Life Celebration – Sea Burial
San Diego Burial at Sea – Ash Scattering at Sea
Burial at Sea – Ash Scattering – is Healing
Cremation & Sea Scattering
Southern California is the perfect place for such a ceremony given our ideal year round climate. Our funeral home “Funerals Your Way” was founded as a result of performing ash scattering – sea burial – for many years. We realized that families were paying too much for cremation services. We offer great pricing on cremation with and without services.
Knowing we could do better we began offering families “One Point of Contact” for both their cremation and ash scattering at sea needs.
Families are going through a great deal of grief with a loved one passing and having one person to make arrangements with is easier for them.
Simple – Easy – Professional
Sea Burial – Memorial Certificate
As well, we generally provide you pictures of the days events in order to share memories with your family and guests. Both for those on the yacht and others that could not attend.
As well, we generally provide you pictures of the days events in order to share memories with your family. Both for those on the yacht and others that could not attend.
A Memorial Card with of the loved one and a link to pictures from the sea burial event.
Burial at Sea Locations
Ash Scattering – Burial at Sea Services
A family typically select one of the following methods to scatter their loved ones at sea. The choice depends on many factors number of relatives, does relative want to be on a yacht and cost considerations.
By far the greatest number of ash scattering we do (over 90%) is attended, meaning that the family is on the yacht and participating in the event. For these type of services, we always have a facilitator on the yacht to help the family with preparation of cremains, readings, flowers etc. We do their best to ensure that you have as pleasant a charter as possible. Excellent customer service is important.. If you are planning an unattended scattering you will need to drop off the cremains at our office or mail them. If you do not have a disposition permit for scattering at sea you are going to require one of these.
Many families combine this with a sightseeing charter, allowing all present to socialize taking advantage of the gathering. Catering and a full bar is available.
We can take pictures or a short video of the event if desired. As with will all our ash scattering – burial at sea – services, a memorial certificate is emailed to the family within a few days of the scattering.
Often these take place with family members watching from a pier. Favorite locations are Ocean Beach Pier, Crystal Pier or from special beach locations off La Jolla, Del Mar or Cabrillo Monument on Point Loma.
Ash Scattering at sea – Methods
It creates a beautiful presentation especially when additional flowers, a wreath or leis are placed in the water as well. We feel it is important for all present to have a least a rose to place in the ocean. This allows them to feel included and important for the event.
The Biodegradable Turtle (shown above) is a favorite and commonly selected by families. We however have a huge variety available.
The biodegradable urns made from paper products float for a few minutes and then gently sink beneath the waves.
Flowers for burial at sea
Some suggestions for flowers which are particularly attractive are roses, daisies and sunflowers. A wreath is a very nice addition and provides a focal point for the viewing in the ocean. When a person takes off a lei and places it in the water it is said that they are giving love to the deceased.