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
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
During some services at sea we have live music, as with this bugle player. It really adds a very special touch to the event.
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.
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.
Beautiful sunset during the evenings such as this, are what makes our burial at sea experiences truly memorable and peaceful.
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.
This sunset off of Point Loma is spectacular and some families decide to have their scattering event at sunset.
Biodegradable Sea Burial Urns
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.
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.
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.
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.