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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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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 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 5 weeks ago

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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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

After I hiked that, I walked down to the Sunken Cemetery. A vendor there took me alone to the cross in the water for 100 PHP. After that I bought 14 souvenir key chains and magnets for 200 PHP, about $4 USD. He painted on all of them names. He appreciated me being his first customer at 7 am.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

If you are interested in history it is good place to visit. There is an old tree still standing there much older than the place itself. You can follow the rope down but I do not think you should try in high tide. Good photos though.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

The Sunken Cemetery is the landmark destination for Camiguin. Except for the giant cross, there's nothing else to see here. We didn't even bother to ride the bangka going to the cross as I (personally) didn't want to "disturb" what lies beneath. If you're religious, say a prayer for those below the waters - it's a cemetery after all. Accessible... More 

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