The Sunken Cemetery or also known as the Pasil Reef in Camiguin is a result of the volcanic eruption of Mt. Vulcan and Mt. Hibok-Hibok that pushed the cemetery below sea level. by 1982, a cross was erected by the Department of Tourism. The site possesses a great scenery which is attractive to photographers and even a movie in the Philippines used this location for filming.
The Sunken Cemetery is located at Bonbon town of the western side of Camiguin Island. Facing west, it is a great scenery to behold especially during sunset.
As the location was a result of lava flow from Mt. Vulcan during the 19th century eruption, the undersea features are magnificent, in fact it is already a coral reef and also know as Pasil Reef. A spectacular dive site for those who wanted to view corals and diverse underwater species that thrive along the old tombstones.
The underwater creatures that thrive under this sunken cemetery includes, sea horses, manta rays and eels.
We went to this place during our road trip to Camiguin to map the island and so we didn't have our dive gear with us so we failed to take a look under. However, the scenery above it is spectacular enough for a series of photo shoot.
There is no entrance fee however if you brought a motorcycle, there is a Php 10 parking fee. A line of souvenir retailers is along the pathway to the viewpoint and is available at cheap prices.
|Sunken Cemetery Souvenirs|
We were able to pass by the Sunken Cemetery using a rented motorcycle for P500/day. Other tours will allow you visit it using a multicab.
For more information you can contact the following people who helped us out for our Camiguin Road trip.
Sauro (for tours) - +63 927 2751086
Jonel (for motorcycle rental) - +63 927 6307606
The data gathered in this Camiguin Roadtrip has been contributed to the +OpenStreetMap Philippines project for free use of travelers who plan to roam around Camiguin with GPS assistance.
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For a more detailed account of Schadow1 Expeditions on its 4- day Camiguin Adventure and Mapping Expedition, check on the links below:
- Camiguin Island Roadtrip - discovering the best of Camiguin for four days
- Conquering Hibok-Hibok Volcano 1337 MASL
- Mt. Vulcan Trail 580 MASL
- White Island - A majestic solitary sandbar at Camiguin
- Gui-ob Church Ruins - a reminder of Mt. Vulcan's Eruptive Past
- Sunken Cemetery, a cemetery turned coral reef
- Katibawasan Falls, grandeur with the waterfall flowing from Mt. Campana
- Ostrich Farm, Camiguin - the only ostrich facility in the Philippines
- Sto. Niño Cold Springs, Camiguin
- Ardent Hot Springs - relaxing dip after an H2 Traverse
- Paguia Cottages, a budget resort with big hotel-type rooms