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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 20 February 2017
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Jerusalem, Yerushalayim, Israel
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Trail, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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 life. We didn't see a bunch of sunken crosses which I kind of expected from photos but it was still well... More 

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Trail, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cost to snorkel the protected reef there was 100php per person plus the cost of the guide which was 150php. We also rented snorkels for 50php each. If you need a life jacket grab one when you get your snorkel!! It was a little under an hour snorkelling through a reef with a ton of different kinds of fish and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Interesting story how the cross got out in the sea. You can take a boat out there but not too much to see..

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Jerusalem, Yerushalayim, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

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 19 February 2017

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 14 February 2017 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 13 February 2017 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 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 24 January 2017

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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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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