Burial at sea is not the most common burial method like traditional ground burial, but it is
getting popular, and many people have questions regarding this business. Here is a list of
frequently asked questions regarding burial at sea services, including full-body burial at sea
and scattering ashes at sea, answered by sea funeral professionals:
Yes. EPA may issue a general permit under the Marine Protection, Research and
Sanctuaries Act (MPRSA) to authorize sea burials. However, special permits might
be needed in each state.
If you are living in California, all burials at sea off the coast of California
require a permit. Whether it is full-body burial or scattering ashes at sea, you
need to get a permit issued by the County.
If you are selecting full-body burial at sea services, we offer caskets, coffins, and
shrouds as body containers. All the materials used are biodegradable and
eco-friendly. No plastic is used in the coffins since it is not decomposable.
For spreading ashes at sea services, we offer biodegradable urns and baskets. If you
request some flowers to be thrown at the burial location, we use decomposable
Sea burials have many benefits compared to traditional ground burials. Water burials
are more environmentally friendly and cause no contamination for soil. The materials
used are biodegradable and are decomposed in a short time.
It takes less time to arrange a sea funeral. The costs are also more affordable
compared to ground burials.
Our boat captain and director of the funeral will recite a line, poem, or prayer
before doing the casketed burial or throwing the ashes at sea. We play funeral
music, but we can also play music of your choice. Other services are included if