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Sunken Cemetery

Barangay Bonbon, Mindanao, Philippines
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Ranked #9 of 18 Attractions in Camiguin
Type: Cemeteries
Owner description: 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.... more » Owner description: 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 « less
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Columbus, Ohio
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61 reviews 61 reviews
15 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

A RAINY SEPTEMBER AFTERNOON When our motorcycle driver arrived at our place at Volcan Resort, there was a light drizzle. Undaunted, my girlfriend and I hopped on the back and took the slow winding mountain roads to the small village that hosted Sunken Cemetery. A dirt and gravel road led from the main highway to the cliff overlooking Sunken Cemetery.... More

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Subic, Philippines
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

A majestic cross marks where the original Spanish cemetery disappeared into the sea during the 1871 powerful eruptions of Old Vulcan in Camiguin .Located on the National Highway in Bonbon,12 km from Mambajao..Arriving at the place, We pay Php100-environmental fee, Ph 50.00 rental of snorkel, Ph50.00-life vest and Ph50.00-flippers, banca ph 150.00 with tour guide which also serve as your... More

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Iloilo City, Philippines
4 reviews 4 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Surrounding the cross marker is a marine protected area which was opened to the public for snorkelling just last year. The cemetery sunk in the 1800s and corals have covered the underwater landscape (so don't expect any grave or bones or remnants of the old cemetery except for the original cemetery cross which you can sit on after a long... More

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Quezon City, Quezon City, Philippines
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Arriving at the place, you need to go down by a bamboo stair and a banca is waiting to transport you to the Cross, take pictures. Don't go inside the cross because it stinks with urine. After some picture taking you can go back ashore in the same banca.

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Iligan, Philippines
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

If you appreciate nice views then you can go visit this one. It has a large concrete cross in the middle of the sea which can be observed best from the observation deck. I heard that you can swim and snorkel around the area but I didn't dare do it. It's best to come in the area during sunset for... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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101 reviews 101 reviews
50 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

You can swim and snorkle and see the cemetery below suspended in the ocean... Swim here if you are comfortable with what you may see...

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cagayan de oro
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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

i liked this place very much..nice place to swim and corals ok,,you know the place by the hugh cross in the water..there is a place to eat and drink..not lots of people..no place to safe guard your property..so dont bring much or bring a friend and take turns swimming...i saw one of the biggest underwater sea snakes there..nice..the current is... More

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Taichung, Taiwan
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Another stop on the island tour, but there wasn't much to see here. There is a giant cross off the shore and the story that a cemetery is submerged below. You can take a boat ride to the cross, which I didn't do. Total stop time was 10 minutes.

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Ubud, Indonesia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

The pictures in the brochures showed underwater gravestones, which I thought would make great surreal photos. But now the gravestones are almost completely hidden by new coral growth. New coral growth is a great thing to find, and I heartily approve. But this site is just not that unique.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

The cemetery is not visible at all from the cross area. You can dive and have a better view of the cemetery. Thumbs up to the boatman who gave us the history of the cemetery. He was also very skilled in taking pictures. He instructed us how to pose, where to look; he is like a professional photographer, really cool.

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