Sunken Cemetery, Camiguin
Categories: Cemeteries, Tourist Spots
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. Plan to see Sunken Cemetery and other attractions that appeal to you using our Camiguin vacation planner.
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A cool thing to after taking photos with the cross. It's a good thing that they made it mandatory to hire a guide to take you snorkeling for safety and for the preservation of the marine life. Some co... read more »
>> Not the best area to go diving or snorkeling. You can see the marine life (giant clams, corals, etc) because of the relatively shallow waters; not because of its clarity. >> I don't know if we got ... read more »
This is the landmark of the island, and what Camiguin is majorly known for. However, the cross above (replica) is not the only important mark to visit. The original cross underneath the sea together w... read more »
There is a nice view on the cross, but the sunken cemetary isn't as impressive as the name might suggest. The corals around it, though, are a real treat for snorkling. Take a local guide for 450 PHP to show you around for a ~45 min swim. The tourist house across the street at the entrance rents out snorkling gear and has rooms for changing clothes and washing after the swim.
This place is breathtaking! The big white cross, the sunken cross and the corals surrounding them! Snorkeling here is an experience I will never forget! For more or less Php 500 for two, you get to experience this tourist spot's awesome beauty!
One of the most historical places in the province. Locals will tell you about the amazing history of how the cemetery got sunk below water. The locals will also be helpful in taking pictures of the Giant Cross in the middle of the sea. For a meager price of 100 Pesos, you can rent a boat and venture into the Giant Cross for more photo opportunities.
place is good. boatmen are very accommodating.
Place is cool. Local photographers (by standers) are ready to take your picture with a twist, just prepare to give them something in exchange.
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