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Sunken Cemetery

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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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Very beautiful snorkling experience

Should be 3.5 stars. This isn't by any means spectacular - you'd have to go to the smaller neighbouring island Mantigue island for those. But still, some beautiful corals, fish... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Jerusalem, Yerushalayim, Israel
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Jerusalem, Yerushalayim, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Should be 3.5 stars. This isn't by any means spectacular - you'd have to go to the smaller neighbouring island Mantigue island for those. But still, some beautiful corals, fish and some of the big clams making the trip to the sanctuary redundant. Recommended but there are much nicer snorkeling locations in the island and Philippines in general.

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Thank Nir B
Angeles City, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is my dream to see this place. And now I am here. I am so fascinated with the history of this cemetery. When I saw this in personal, I did have shivers all over my body. It is beautiful and peaceful. You should visit it if you can!

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Marikina, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A First Time Visit to Camiguin will not be completed if you did not go to the Sunken Cemetery. This is the attraction of Camiguin which i first got aware of. There is no entrance fee to the compound where you enter to get to the Sunken Cemetery but there is a fee if you want to go the Cemetery.... More 

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Castelldefels, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our last stop in our trip around camiguin, and again we were asked to pay to do snorkel here, environmental fee and guide fee. We almost skipped the visit, tired of having to pay for everything, but eventually decided to stay. And what an excellent choice we made. Right from the shore until the cemetery at the far... More 

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Thank Adrian A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A must see spots in Camiguin Island. One of the best experience we had during our stay in Camiguin. The people their are very hospitable. We had a lot of tricky pictures taken from the guy who become our short time tour guide. He will take a photo of you like a giant, a witch and etc..😜

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Surigao City, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really wanted to go to the marine sanctuary on this area but didn't had the chance and the time to do so. When coming here, there is no entrance fee. You are free to take pictures of the cross. Don't go there when it just rained because the water near the cross tend to be brownish unlike the other... More 

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Thank meiyce
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

We didn't really go to the underwater sanctuary since wehave limited time. The nice was in peace and the people around are nice and happy.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

I was able to appreciate this spot when we road a small boat to the sunken cemetery cross itself. It has a very nice view of the Camiguin island! The boatman was also very friendly and funny. We found out from him that the existing cross was not the original but a more recent version.

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Thank Onie T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

More than the Cross, didn't know the Marine Sanctuary around it and the Old Cross behind it would blow my mind! It's given, the Cross is one of Camiguin's Icon along with White Island. However, I recommend snorkling and see the grandeur of the underwater world around the cross including the submerged old cross. Should you decide to do so,... More 

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Thank IamConstantine
Iligan City Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

When on Camaguin island I always like to go view the sunken cemetery. It is a place of reflection to know how nature can change things overnight and what is today might not be tomorrow. Just down the road is the Old church ruins. Again another must see place steeped in history. But I just love to visit Camaguin because... More 

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