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Sunken Cemetery

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this place is so historic. the cross was the replacement one and the original cross is the back of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
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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 8 December 2018
Adam C
Queenstown, New Zealand
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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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Barangay Bonbon, Mindanao, Philippines
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Reviewed 1 week ago

In 1891 during a volcanic eruption the old cemetery by the shore of Bonbon collapsed. What we see is now called the Sunken cemetery for obvious reasons. Whilst not spectacular, at the viewing deck there are some locals who can take very innovative photos for...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank tommomelbourne
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was excited to see for myself the cemetery. My colleague said, years ago you will actually see the cemetery underneath the sea. I was hoping to see and witness the same but it was not. The cemetery were covered by the sand already -...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank VisionFaith
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sunken beside road I don't think their much to see beside walls of ruin churchThe guide tells U thinks about church I would go to google research if U like these things

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Stan W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

this place is so historic. the cross was the replacement one and the original cross is the back of that replacement cross. Its so interesting because its a cemetery before. When you visit here I also recommend to visit Old Church ruins which is a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 124vincem
Reviewed 8 December 2018

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 7 November 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 31 October 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 30 October 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 4 October 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
1  Thank davsprt714
Reviewed 24 August 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
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