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Address: Barangay Bonbon, Mindanao, Philippines
Description: 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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Beautiful spot for a photo

Our group of 10 or so caught a Bangka boat from the mainland across to the Sunken cemetery, which is the only way across. There isn't much to see on the cemetery itself, but the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 18, 2015
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Gove, Australia
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Gove, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Our group of 10 or so caught a Bangka boat from the mainland across to the Sunken cemetery, which is the only way across. There isn't much to see on the cemetery itself, but the view back to the mainland is beautiful and it is a great place for a photo op. You wouldn't spend more than half an hour... More 

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Iloilo City, Philippines
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I love everything Camiguin but Sunken Cemetery can be disappointing. Maybe because I visited this place before with those crosses - really a sunken cemetery. Now, it is hyped, complete with vendors and what can you do there? Just photo op..I hope they will promote the snorkeling and just taking these silly photos.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Unfortunately we visited on a day of terrible weather, so couldn't do much more than look at the cross. We were told that snorkelling was good at the site but in poor weather, and poor visibility this was out of the question. Even the tacky souvenir sellers were kept confined due to the weather.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Just for have a look at the cross I wouldn't visit the place, but for snorkeling it's an amazing place. Tons of corals just under the surface and also a lot of small fishes, we even saw a a sea snake and giant clams. For snorkeling you have to hire a guide on the otherside of the road and pay... More 

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Cebu City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

The Sunken Cemetery is a memorial to the lives lost during the 1871 volcanic eruption of Mount Vulcan, and sits on top of a cemetery that was swallowed by the sea during that eruption. It's quite a sight, a large cross just off the coast, and arrangements can be made to reach the monument. One can also snorkel, but we... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Although a shrine to those that lost lives - this is very much a tourist attraction and photographic opportunity. There are a number of tacky gift shops on the approach to viewing this memorial.

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Manila, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Sorry I do not like snorkeling that much but a lot of people love to snorkel to see the old cemetery which was taken by the sea half a century ago.

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Valenzuela, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

It's a cross, but believe me the main attraction for me was our guide. :) There was a cemetery underneath and it sank because of an earthquake brought about by the explosion of Mt. Hibok-Hibok. It would have been better if we were able to go scuba diving to appreciate the sunken cemetery better. The new cross was just built... More 

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Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

sunken cemetery is one of the attraction in camiguin island. it was submerge during the time the volcano in the island was so active. the place is beside the sea and you still can come closer to the area by boat. the surrounding is safe and a lot of foods is available.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Not much to see, A moument in the water, but worth a picture a two. Some little shops close by to grab a few souvenirs.

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