San Diego Burial at Sea – Ash Scattering – Gallery

After performing Burials at Sea – Ash Scattering – in San Diego for so many years we have accumulated a large variety of sea burial pictures. We have learned that each trip is unique and the events which happen speak to that individual family. For more details on our services, please see our Burial at Sea Section.  Enjoy the pictures!

Burial at Sea – Photo Gallary

Burial at sea crew

We have great caring crew for our burial at sea company. They realize that it is a difficult time for the family and take the extra steps, making the experience the best that it can be under the circumstances.

Going to the ocean with yacht flag - San Diego in background

This was taken from the yacht’s sun room as we are heading to the ocean for a Burial at Sea. The sun room is protected by isinglass for your comfort. The flag is in the foreground and the city in the backround.

Rose petals floating on the ocean

Lots of rose petals are always used on the burial at sea – ash scatterings. They create a lovely scene as they float in the ocean current. It always allows everyone on the yacht to participate in the service by througing in petals.

Dolphins Joining us for a Burial at Sea Service

Wreaths are often placed in the ocean during a burial at sea. They can be make from a huge variety of different flowers and help create a focal point for viewing as the cremains disperse. View Wreaths.

Dolphins Joining us for a Burial at Sea Service great burial at sea pictures

Dolphins as well as various wildlife commonly come and join us during a burial at sea service. Dolphins are very curious creatures and like to investigate, additionally we even get a whale once in a while visit us.

Sea Shells and Wreaths for Sea Scattering

Sea shells with a message written on them to the deceased loved one may be placed in the water. This symbolism provides a wonderful vehicle for release of emotion and healing.

Bait barge with sea lions

After the scattering at sea, we usually stop by the bait barge to help breathe life back into you. There are almost always sea-lions that hang out here.

Bait barge with sea lions

The urn has been filled with rose petals and the cremains. White roses will be given to each family member on board to place in the water during the sea burial.

Military Veteran Sea Scattering

Because San Diego is a military town we have many veterans that have served in various branches of the military – especially navy. Because of this, many of them are drawn toward having a burial at sea.

Bugler for a Burial at Sea Service

During some services at sea we have live music, as with this bugle player. It really adds a very special touch to the event.

Military Honors before a burial at sea

San Diego Burial at Sea holds a  Military Honors for one family before they sail out to scatter the ashes of this veteran. Military honors are a very special part of a veteran’s service.

Returning to port fro a burial at sea with the flag in the foreground and a military ship in the background

This was a great shot taken which returning to port from a burial at sea off of Point Loma. The flag flying the foreground and a military ship in the background are a nice paring. Before a scattering at sea we often arrange military honors for the veteran.

Sunsets at Sea 

Sunsets can be spectacular on the ocean and these sea burial photos give you some idea. Many families do select this time of day for their event. If the sky is clear you may even see the green flash.

Sunset at Point Loma after a sea burial one of our favorite burial at sea pictures

Beautiful sunset during the evenings such as this, are what makes our burial at sea experiences truly memorable and peaceful.

Burial at sea at sunset - Peaceful and Calm

Burials at sea in the evening as the sun is setting or in the morning with a sunrise are particularly spectacular. You may select anytime for you event however some families do select these times.

Sunset near Point Loma after a scattering at sea

This sunset off of Point Loma is spectacular and some families decide to have their scattering event at sunset

Biodegradable Sea Burial Urns

Various types of biodegradable urns  are available for use with sea burial By far our most popular is the biodegradable sea turtle. As you can see, some families decorate them elaborately.
Biodegradable Sea Turtle with Cremains

Many times we use biodegradable urns for burial at sea like this biodegradable turtle. Urns come in all shapes, sizes and are made of various products such as paper, gelatin, salt etc.. They are used to keep the cremains together when scattering as perhaps the family do not wish to view the cremains disperse.

Biodegradable Turtle for burial at sea service

A burial at sea family sends out a biodegradable sea turtle into the ocean as the sun sets over San Diego Bay. The turtle floats for a while and then sink beneath the waves.

Burial at sea at sunset - Peaceful and Calm

The biodegradable turtle is by far our most popular urn for sea burials. As you can see some families decorate it and write message to their loved one. This turtle is also wearing a lei. 

Sunset near Point Loma after a scattering at sea

Another type of biodegradable urn for sea burial. As well there are plenty of rose petals to be placed in the water as well. They create a beautiful scene as they float on the ocean current

Sea Scattering – Beauty and Healing

Hope you enjoyed the burial at sea pictures, sea burial is a beautiful ceremony that more families are selecting. It facilitates healing and closure unlike anything else. The is an article, written by one of our crew, regarding sea burial and healing.

Burial at Sea – Photo Gallary