December 2, 2015 5:01am CST
A couple of years ago, I was watching a special on TV. It was about how the ocean reefs were dying and how two friends came up with a unique way to save the reefs and also give people a final resting place. The reefs are made out of environmentally safe concrete. The cremated remains are put into these reefs and used to create habitats for fish. There are different programs ranging in price from $2,495 up to $6,995. I have to be honest that I have considered this for myself when the time comes. The only drawback for me would be that it would be very difficult for family members to come and visit like they could at a grave site. Also, I'm not sure if I want to be cremated. What do you think of the Eternal Reef? Is it something that you would consider when your time came? How would you feel if it was one of your loved ones put in a reef out in the ocean?
Eternal Reefs combines a cremation urn, ash scattering, & green burial at sea into an environmental memorial while creating new marine habitats for sea life
20 people like this
• United Kingdom
2 Dec 15
I quite like the idea of being turned into a diamond! The trouble with a burial plot it sometimes makes you feel guilty if you do not manage to go and visit whereas this would be more acceptable as you could not really go and visit. That is an awful amount of money to pay isn't it.
• Ballina, Australia
5 Dec 15
For someone who wants to be cremated, the reef sounds a lovely idea - much better than being in a dusty urn on the mantle piece. I want to be buried so my previous beloved dog, who is in an urn, can be buried with me. My little sister was buried. When I am in that city, I like to visit her and just sit and talk so, yes, burial for me.
• Kolkata, India
5 Dec 15
Being a hindu, I guess cremation is the way to go, but I would like to donate my eyes and body in a hospital as that can save someone's life plus increase educational opportunity for a young doctor. The idea of eternal reef sounds intriguing though.
3 Dec 15
I think i don't want that . My husband and i told our daughter that when we die , we want to be cremated and she can put some of our ashes , should she like in a non-breakable container and just be there in her house . To which she said yes .