FAQ

We’re here to help you navigate this challenging time and make it simple to create your loved one’s underwater memorial.
Please read below for answers to our frequently asked questions.

What is included in my memorial package?

Guardian Memorial Reefs provides comprehensive, full-service memorial packages. Here’s what is 100% included in your loved one’s affordable underwater memorial service:

  • Consultation - to understand your existing arrangements, objectives and family wishes
  • Personalized Vision Planning - to create a completely customized memorial as one-of-a-kind as the person its honoring 
  • Cremation Credit - $1,000 for this third-party expense. If you have prepaid then this fee be deducted
  • Memorial Photo - professional-grade photograph featuring your unique memorial 
  • Deployment - transporting  your loved one’s memorial  offshore then lowering it to the sea floor.
  • Complimentary Charter - for you and your family to visit the memorial and honor your loved one
  • Captain’s Certification - including precise details about your memorial’s location for future visits

Can I customize my loved one’s memorial?

Yes, a completely personalized Memorial is included in your package. We will design your loved one’s Memorial however you wish and incorporate any important themes or details relating to his or her life. We can also have pictures replicated in 3D Bronze. 

Does my memorial package include cremation?

While Guardian Memorial Reefs does not provide cremation services, we include a $1,000 credit for this expense. We are happy to make arrangements for cremation through our community partners. 

How much will my underwater memorial service cost?

Starting at only $4,990 and including the cost of cremation, our underwater memorial services are only a fraction of the cost of traditional burials and other memorial services. Please contact us for more details.

What can I include in my loved one’s memorial?

Your loved one’s ashes will be permanently encapsulated in a sealed concrete vault. You can include other items including jewelry, letters, pictures, and other small mementos to stay with your loved one forever. You can also include the ashes of another loved one or pet for no additional charge.

Do you offer pet memorials?

Yes, we create underwater memorials for pets. Please contact us for more details.

Do I get to choose where you will place the underwater memorial?

Yes, with a few restrictions. We work with you to find the perfect place for your loved one’s underwater memorial and do our best to honor specific location requests. 

However, there are certain Army-Corp regulated restricted areas based on criteria such as depth, permits and potential impediment to boat traffic.

What materials do you use to create your memorial?

We use premium, environmentally friendly materials to make our custom memorial. Materials include:

Bronze: Strong enough to stand the test of time at sea, so you can visit your loved one’s underwater memorials for lifetimes to come.

Concrete: Commonly used for the construction of bridges and other marine structures, concrete has a porous structure that quickly and safely attracts underwater life. 

How do I visit my loved one’s memorial for years to come?

We provide a Captain’s Certification which includes the precise latitude and longitude coordinates, and the depth, of the memorial. After your first complementary charter, you can easily locate and visit the underwater memorial using GPS coordinates we provide on our certification.

How are underwater memorials an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional burials?

Guardian Memorial Reefs memorials are free of harmful chemicals (like formaldehyde), plastics and other harmful materials. They are made primarily of concrete which attracts marine life. 

What areas do you service?

Guardian Memorial Reefs creates underwater memorials for communities across the West Coast of Florida, including Tampa Bay, Clearwater and St. Petersburg, and beyond. 

How do I schedule a free consultation?

We’re happy to answer any further questions and help you plan a special underwater memorial. Please email us at info@guardianmemorialreefs.com or call us at 727-514-7492.