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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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boat man turned professional photographer

The crosses under the sea is now unrecognizable. Still, it is an experience that shouldn't be missed when in Camiguin. The boat man is also nice and let them have a go with your... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2016
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Manama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Cebu City, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is definitely worth paying the reasonable fee to go snorkeling with a guide from the nearby tourist centre. We were astounded by the life underwater and it has been our best snorkeling experience so far. We saw giant clams, puffer fish, blue starfish, clown fish and even a sea snake amongst the coral reef. It is somewhat poetic that... More 

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Manama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

The crosses under the sea is now unrecognizable. Still, it is an experience that shouldn't be missed when in Camiguin. The boat man is also nice and let them have a go with your camera and they'll show you some cool photo tricks.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

I see little attraction going to a place that people built just because they could build it. You get on a little boat, cross a little bit of water to make it to this cross. And then what?

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Thank Ignacio T
Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

The Sunken Cemetery is one of my trip's highlights. The cemetery itself is interesting but the people who serve as tour guides were very enterprising that we were glad to give them a huge tip for creating a photoshoot atmosphere for us.

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South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

If you arrive and don't take a boat tour, there's not much to see -- except the vendors selling their goods. It's still a pretty view though.

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Thank ModerationForMe
Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

History lovers loves the place. The place just a 30 minutes ride from the capital of Mambajao Province. You can go near to the landmark via a pumpboat for a minimal fee. The sunken cemetery is located at Bonbon, Catarman. Nearest to this area is the church ruins and the famous walk way during Lenten Season.

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

The Sunken Cemetery play a significant role in the history of Camiguin island, and believed as one of the best tourist destination in the island. The sight is not enough, to come closer and the feeling of being there is a great excitement. In the history of Camiguin, the old volcano, well known as Old Vulcan erupted 4 times. First... More 

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