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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 of the island from this spot

I was able to appreciate this spot when we road a small boat to the sunken cemetery cross itself. It has a very nice view of the Camiguin island! The boatman was also very... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Onie T
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't really go to the underwater sanctuary since wehave limited time. The nice was in peace and the people around are nice and happy.

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Thank Raymart N
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was able to appreciate this spot when we road a small boat to the sunken cemetery cross itself. It has a very nice view of the Camiguin island! The boatman was also very friendly and funny. We found out from him that the existing cross was not the original but a more recent version.

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Thank Onie T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

More than the Cross, didn't know the Marine Sanctuary around it and the Old Cross behind it would blow my mind! It's given, the Cross is one of Camiguin's Icon along with White Island. However, I recommend snorkling and see the grandeur of the underwater world around the cross including the submerged old cross. Should you decide to do so,... More 

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Thank IamConstantine
Iligan City Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When on Camaguin island I always like to go view the sunken cemetery. It is a place of reflection to know how nature can change things overnight and what is today might not be tomorrow. Just down the road is the Old church ruins. Again another must see place steeped in history. But I just love to visit Camaguin because... More 

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Thank Robert G
General Santos, Philippines
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

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 6 November 2016 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 2 November 2016

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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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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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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