WEBEWEBIN NEWS

News

WeBeWebin Main Site
Entertainment
Humor
Miscellaneous
People
Society

Links

 

 

 

 

Below The Sea Cemetery for Sea Lovers

News Headlines

Battle of the Davids; Who won American Idol 2008?
Orangutan Tries to Escape from L.A Zoo but is Controled
The Three Socks Pair Might Save Your Porblems
Eat Chocolate and Save the Earth with Climate Change Chocolate
Below The Sea Cemetery for Sea Lovers
Zeus, A Huge Manta Ray Transfered by Helicopter
Arrested for Use of Curious Weapon: M&M's
Discovery Of A Huge Bird-Like Dinosaur: The Gicantoraptor
Diamond Ring Found by 12 Year Old Boy
Crazy Plastic Surgery: Whatever You Wouldn't Think Of Is Here...


“MIAMI (May 10) - About 45 feet beneath the ocean's surface lies a cemetery with gates, pathways, plaques and even benches.

The Neptune Memorial Reef, which opened last fall, is seen by its creators as a perfect final resting spot for those who loved the sea. They hope that one day the reef will cover 16 acres and have room for 125,000 remains.

Lion At the entry of the below sea cemetery
Image Source: http://www.aolcdn.com/aolnews_photos/09/04/20080510074109990005

"This is simply as good as it gets," said Gary Levine, a diver who conceived the reef and is now a shareholder in the company that owns it.

The Neptune Memorial Reef is located in open waters 3 1/4 miles off the coast of Key Biscayne, which means any certified diver can visit. The artificial reef's first phase allows for about 850 remains.

The ashes are mixed with cement designed for underwater use and fitted into a mold, which a diver then places and secures into the reef. A copper and bronze plaque is installed with the person's name, date of birth and death. There is also a line for a message.

Jim Hutslar, who manages the construction and deployment of the placements, said he wears sunglasses when he mixing the remains with cement to hide his emotions, especially when the family of the deceased is present.”

Extract of an AP Article:
Source: (you can read the whole article here)
http://news.aol.com/story/ar/_a/divers-offer-burial-below-the-sea/20080510082609990001

 

© webewebin.com 2008