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Sunken Cemetery

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Some of the best snorkelling on the island

The cross is photogenic, especially at sunset but nothing special. There isn't a sense of history... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Adam C
Queenstown, New Zealand
Pay respect for the dead

It is best to go there before mid morning while the sun is too hot. Be ready to bring your... read more

Reviewed October 29, 2018
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The old 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...more
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The cross is photogenic, especially at sunset but nothing special. There isn't a sense of history (e.g. no pictures or stories of the old village/cemetery before the eruption) but a pleasant stop. The real attraction is the snorkelling. For a very reasonable fee (pay across...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Adam C
Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

The sunken cemetery provides everything the tourist needs... Souvinir shops, snokling rental, tourguide etc. There are even people volunteering to take your photo with the cross in various pose. Believe me, they know the best shoot. Be sure to give them little tip after.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Gilbertchan000
Reviewed October 31, 2018

We expected a real cemetery but it turned out, that there stands a huge cross a few meters from the shore.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Milette C
Reviewed October 29, 2018

It is best to go there before mid morning while the sun is too hot. Be ready to bring your snorkel/diving gears should you wish to see underwater graves. Only formations of rocks covered with corals can be seen should one chooses to ride in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Cruiser26405153286
Reviewed October 4, 2018

This is an ancient cemetery that has been Sunken by the sea and Marked by the cross that stands in the water, A very serine and peaceful spot on the island. A must visit for anyone.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

The horrible history of camiguin created this extraordinary habitat of marine life. There was no fear or horror when you dive unto the sunken cemetery as large formations of corals covered the tombstones. There are only 2 spots i've been where there is a large...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Reyjhon
Reviewed July 26, 2018

You pay a reasonably fee for the snorkeling and the guide acroos the street. It takes about 1 hour for the tour. You can see nice corals, many fish and a big cross under water. , just don't come during low tide, because the water...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jagatinh0
Reviewed June 18, 2018

We visited the very historical place in Camiguin the Sunken Cemetery. It was said that it was during the earthquake of Mt. Hibuk-Hibuk long long time ago the cemetery was collapse and level it at the sea. If you visit Camiguin do not forget to...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank marthaantonio82
Reviewed May 1, 2018

The cross is set against a backdrop of clear blue skies and deep blue sea. It's hard to picture how such a place was once a booming town before the eruption of Mt. Vulcan in 1871. There are bancas around to get you near to...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Adel T
Reviewed April 30, 2018

This is definitely the most famous and frequented tourist spot on the island, marked by a big cross. We're talking about an old cemetery which gradually slipped underwater during one of the eruptions of Mount Hibok-Hibok. Today, tourists go to the place to swim in...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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