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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. Plan to see Sunken Cemetery and other attractions that appeal to you using our Camiguin vacation planner.
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  • It was after lunch that we ventured to this iconic spot in Camiguin . The current was strong and the boatman pulled our Banca to the cross pointing out fossilized coffins under water . And telling us ...  more »
  • No y having point immersed or made snorkeling I stopped to contemplate the cross that overlooks a cemetery swallowed up during the earthquake of 1871. Friendly.
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  • We checked out the snorkelling here and it was the best I have done. It cost $450php for two everything included. Our guide was good with giving us a history of the sight and showing us the local sea ...  more »
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  • Went there for a quick stop over. Nice view. Took pictures of the Cross and bought some souvenirs. There were a few tourists so it was a great day to tke pictures. We decided not to ride a bangka going to the huge Cross
  • The site is historical.They built a new cross in honor of the sunken cemetery because the old cross has been destroyed by age and decay.Because I expected to see some graves from the view from our paddleboat,I was a bit disappointed seeing nothing but some corals.But thanks for our oh-so-friendly and witty guide/boatman Carl.He made our visit worthwhile. :)
  • Scenic view best at sundown even your local guides knows when to stop at this station, may take a time to reflect and be thankful of the things our father in heaven above gave us. Peace out!
  • A must see when on Camiquin! A cemetery that has been driven out to the ocean after a volcano eruption is really one of a kind. It is possible to take a little boat to the actual spot (about 100 meter from land) and snorkel on top of the cemetery!
  • 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.