Families of those whose cremains are deployed at the Memorial Reef are encouraged to visit. Some have even become dive-certified for this purpose. The “Reef,” which is free and open to all visitors, is attracting the general public as well. Scuba divers, marine biologists, students, ecologists, and researchers flock to the site to admire the “Reef” and to track its progress.
When the Neptune Memorial Reef is complete, the structure will span 16 acres of ocean floor, accommodate 125,000 burials, and provide a sustainable habitat for countless numbers of ocean organisms.