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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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Family Reunion 2015

A special place to take photos with your family having the sunken cemetery as the background. There are islanders who would take your photos for a few pesos.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Flora V
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Grandville
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Grandville
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A special place to take photos with your family having the sunken cemetery as the background. There are islanders who would take your photos for a few pesos.

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Thank Flora V
Nakhon Si Thammarat Province, Thailand
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20 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Many boats offer rides to the cross for 200 pesos If one is adventurous enough, one can swim across above the coralized graveyard

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Thank Haggedorn
Luzon, Philippines
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115 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

The place is just normal but it will give you an extraordinary feeling. It's not everyday that you see a sunken cemetery, underwater! The big cross is noticeable if you are travelling along the Camiguin Circumferencial road. Camiguin is just a small island with lots of places to visit. Boat ride will cost you around 150-500 per boat/group, if you... More 

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Thank SherwinJoseph
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

We had fun in our tour in sunken cemetery! The bangkeros are very friendly and accomodating!! Our bangkero will say "group hug", @double scare".

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Thank Angel F
Cebu City, Philippines
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47 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

A lot of history. Diving it would be different. But the guide was very good at making his visitors feel and see what they need to. Had lotsa pictures all due to our guides insisting..

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Thank ASHKEANT
Makati, Philippines
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26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Since we could not snorkel to see the sunken cemetery (it was a holiday when we got there), all we did was to have fun thru photos! Lots of it, especially with Mt. Hibok-Hibok and Mt. Old Vulcan in the background.

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Thank Jubert A
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015 via mobile

A historical place in Camiguin. Unfortunately, the tombs cannot be distinguished clearly anymore because it is covered with corals and has eroded through time. But still it is a place to visit!

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Thank Drpaglisha
Jerrabomberra
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246 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

This place is a standard for visits to Camiguin but really is only a photo stop unless you want to pay to visit or dive at the cross.

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Thank RobandMaryJean
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

The place is so serene, this is really a "MUST" in camiguin. I myself will definitely recommend and be back in this place. Great view. Locals did a good job in retaining the cleanliness and historic feeling.

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1 Thank Raine D
Okinawa, Japan
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72 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

It's interesting to hear about this cemetery. the cross is way out in the water which marks the graves. Other than that there isn't much to see.

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