The Sunken Cemetery (Camiguin, PH)

“I dig art. With a shovel. In the cemetery.” — Jarod Kintz


Perhaps, one of the most interesting tourist attraction I have been to is an underwater cemetery. Most of you might get shocked but there is such a place called The Sunken Cemetery in Catarman, Camiguin, Mindanao, Philippines.


This unique cemetery features tombs underwater. It was believed that it was buried due to the eruption of Mount Vulcan Daan during the 1800s with only one giant cross seen above water. This landmark in the island province has become a picturesque spot to remember the deceased buried there.


At present, very few of the remains of these gravestones can be seen during low tide. If you want to witness the underwater features of this place, you can snorkel or skin dive. Some may find it creepy, but because of the clear waters and teeming marine life in the area, it is still a delight to see. The place also becomes more magical during sundown.


How to Get to The Sunken Cemetery:

From Manila, you can fly to Camiguin via Cebu. Also, you can fly to Cagayan de Oro City. Once in CDO, take a shuttle to Agora Terminal. From there, take a bus bound for Balingoan Port and ride a ferry going to Camiguin. Upon arrival in Benoni Port (Camiguin), you can either take a multi-cab or tricycle to the town of Catarman. From the highway, one can already see the giant cross.

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