Burial at Sea in Malta

Malta provides a perfect environment for burial at sea, given the favourable weather conditions and the beautiful clear waters surrounding the Maltese islands. In addition since there is no crematorium facility for cremation in Malta, a funeral service followed by a burial at sea has become a more appealing option especially to those not having access to a private burial plot or preferring not to be buried in a grave.

At Camilleri Funeral Directors we offer complete arrangements, with or without a funeral service in a church, ensuring every detail is looked after for a dignified burial at sea in Malta.

Burial at sea services include:

  • Full embalming and preparation of the body
  • Supply of a specially made coffin and weights conforming with port health regulations
  • All formalities, sea burial permission and burial co-ordinates from port authorities
  • Charter of an adequately equipped boat


  • Organisation of religious funeral service in a church, by the jetty or on the boat (optional)
  • Funeral hearse transportation and staff required for the funeral service and burial at sea
  • Funeral services requested by the family, transport arrangements, memorial cards, flowers etc…