Sunken Cemetery, Camiguin

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Sunken Cemetery serves as a haunting reminder of nature's power, marked by a white cross protruding from the tropical ocean. The birth of Mt. Vulcan lasted about four years between 1871 and 1875, its volitile beginnings ultimately sinking a nearby portion of coast where the town of Bonbon and its cemetary resided. The grand white cross that signifies the location of the burial ground was erected in 1982; built on a solidifed part of the lava left behind after the eruption, it also incorporates a viewing platform. Catch a boat out to the cross, where can step onto the platform and reflect on the island and the departed below the water. For Sunken Cemetery and beyond, use our Camiguin day trip planner to get the most from your Camiguin vacation.
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  • 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 aro...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
  • A serene place to reflect... In this place we can offer prayers for all the dead... that they may rest in peace! This is a cemetery covered with the calm blue sea.  more »
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  • Scenic view above the water but if you take the time you can go under and see the sunken graves too! The guys there will help you take fun photos all for free but you if you enjoyed it leave them a tip!
  • A scenic view, don't miss going near the cross for only 20pesos using a boat to get there
  • First thing you should forget about the sunken cimetery, it's the word cimetery. There's as much of a cimetery as if you expected seeing twin towers at the World Trade Centre after 2001. If you're a Catholic, you may enjoy a big cross standing 100m offshore. If you want to snorkel, it's 150php for a mandatory guide, actually just someone to stay with you while you're snorkeling, plus 50php per snorkeling equipment, fins, mask, vest. The reef and coral is pretty with a vaste variety of fishes, in a 1,50m deep coral reef. If you're lucky you may even see a turtle.
  • Clear waters on black sand and cool tour guide.
  • This tourist spot is really beautiful. I enjoyed taking pictures here. Also, we met a very creative guide/photographer here. The pictures were superb.
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