My dad passed away at the end of last week and was cremated. As he was an avid scuba diver and the inspiration for myself and my sister to get certified, we would like to scatter his ashes in the ocean that he loved so much.
We're from Georgia, so most of his diving was done in Florida, with a stint as a construction diver in Boston. He really did not like cold water! So, we are thinking we will do it in Florida, perhaps the Keys? The intarwebs tells me this is allowed, with the caveat that you must be 3 nautical miles offshore.
He was an amazing storyteller, so means and methods that we could turn into a glorious tale - complete with generous embellishment (sharks! a hurricane! a boat captain with an eye patch covering a diamond eye!) and a few dirty jokes a la Dad - would be appreciated.
If any of you have any experience with this, I would love to hear about it. Did you scatter the ashes from a boat? Dive and scatter? Dive and place a biodegradable urn? I don't mean to be morbid, or dredge up sad memories, but I am a bit lost, and would appreciate any info from my beloved dive community.
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