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Sunken Cemetery

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Address: Barangay Bonbon, Mindanao, Philippines
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The whole capital of Camiguin, with its cemetery, sunk under the sea. In...

The whole capital of Camiguin, with its cemetery, sunk under the sea. In the following years, the sunken land and the gravestones can still be seen. when the tide is low. But in 1948 until 1953, Mount Vulcan erupted again, sinking the whole area deeper, to around twenty feet. In 1982, a large cross was built on the solidified lava to mark the site that became the graves of the ancestors of the Camiguin people. It has become a sunken cemetery. http://www.silent-gardens.com/camiguin-sunken.php

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Nice view

Went there for a quick stop over. Nice view . Took pictures of the Cross and bought some souvenirs. There were a few tourists so it was a great day to take pictures. We... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Kim T
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General Santos, Philippines
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can just opt not to go to the cross itself because seeing it from the docks is already good. Locals are also trained how to take tricky photos and it's fun but don't forget to give them a tip.

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Thank basteboi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went there for a quick stop over. Nice view . Took pictures of the Cross and bought some souvenirs. There were a few tourists so it was a great day to take pictures. We decided not to cross to get to the huge Cross.

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Thank Kim T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the view is nice when we are their the weather is good but we don't see the nice view of sun set because of the colds.. the guide is kind and he took us photo and he now fun pose just go and have fun.. you can see corals and old cross while your in the boat.. nice place hope... More 

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Paranaque, Philippines
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We're 8 so we took 2 small boats for Php 100 each. Cruising over a cemetery (back in the old days) gives me that kind of creepy feeling but was just short-lived. We reached the white cross in about 10 mins. Well, there's really not much to do here but we're glad to have some cool photo tricks taken by... More 

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Thank LaiCz
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

A cool thing to after taking photos with the cross. It's a good thing that they made it mandatory to hire a guide to take you snorkeling for safety and for the preservation of the marine life. Some corals are already dead and/or dying. The guide said it was due partly to the weather. The place is really shallow so... More 

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Thank Mack S
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6 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

>> Not the best area to go diving or snorkeling. You can see the marine life (giant clams, corals, etc) because of the relatively shallow waters; not because of its clarity. >> I don't know if we got scammed. There were 4 of us and the administrators (?) demanded that we pay for two guides because one guide can only... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

This is the landmark of the island, and what Camiguin is majorly known for. However, the cross above (replica) is not the only important mark to visit. The original cross underneath the sea together with the rich corals, different fishes, and healthy sea with giant clams, is A MUST SEE/EXPERIENCE. Not only you see and swam above the buried then-cemetery,... More 

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Thank kaieocampo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Is a cool piece of history past. Lots of tourist shops around. Dives and snorkeling available. Nice place for a quick visit.

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Thank Jon H
Cebu City, Philippines
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Not much to see except the cross. No more gravestones or anythin to indicate it was once a cemetery. The giant cross is the only marker and it's sufficient to take shots of from the shore.

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Thank jcdeveyra
Philippines
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

The viewing deck is a few meters from the national road. It is easily seen. Have one of the bankeros tell you the history of the sunken cemetery.

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