Serenity at Sea

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Dignified Scattering of Cremated Remains

What we do

Provide charter services for Burial at Sea Ceremonies

Ashes Scattering

The popularity of scattering at sea is steadily growing as people look to the organic nature of the ocean to help them bring closure to the loss of a loved one.

Ashes scattering at sea combines a sense of finality and a sense of a new beginning. It returns us to nature and the origin of our being.

Ceremonial Sea Scattering

Our ceremonies can be performed from a variety of locations off the San Diego Coast, we can take digital photos the ceremony, record the exact Global Position System (GPS) position, and e-mail you the photos.

We can also arrange for the viewing from shore from a number of vantage points including the Ocean Beach Pier, Crystal Pier or the Cabrillo Monument on Point Loma. We perform the scattering approximately 1/2 mile off the coast.

Professional and Dignified

Insure that your ceremony will be dignified by trusting our professionalism. We specialize in the scattering of ashes at sea. We do nothing else.

We are licensed by the State of California, fully insured and bonded. License # 637. Our expertise and experience will allow you to trust the ceremony will be performed in the manner you desire.

It is our mission to make a difference in the lives of those who succeed the departed with our integrity and desire to make a difference.

What We Offer

We offer you the following four options for a burial at sea:

To make a resevation, please call (619) 818 - 2713

We require a deposit to reserve your charter date.

We can make last-minute charters, especially for smaller groups.


Serenity at Sea has been helping people since 2002

Burial At Sea

For ages burial at sea was the best alternative available for those who died at sea. We all have seen at least one movie where they weighed the body down with rocks, wrapped it in a sheet and gave it the old heave-ho off the side of the ship followed by a word or two from the captain and a shot or so from the crew. They don't do the sea burial very often anymore. The regulations are pretty tight about putting bodies in the ocean. We are familiar with most of the rules. Here are some Frequently Asked Questions.

Ash Scattering

As an alternative to burial, ashes scattering has become quite popular in recent years. According to funeral home statistics over 75 percent of people are now opting for cremation rather than burial. As a licensed cremated remains disposer, I have witnessed many ash scattering ceremonies. The one thing that they all have in common is the finality of the mourning period, the closure of the loss. Instead of traveling to the cemetary to visit, I see a transendental to the new life, to heaven, to earth. It's not that we don't want to remember our loved ones, it is an opening to the new life within us. The soul is set free. Jesus said not to worship idols, let us free ourselves from an urn on the fireplace, a plot to visit and stare at, let us feel the spirit of God and let our loved ones be free from idol worship.