Climate & Weather

The climate of Sipadan and nearby islands can broadly be described as hot and sunny all year round.

The Sipadan area is blessed with a cooling ocean breeze and scattered rains.

Average temperature: 30-32°C.
Water temperature: 27-30°C.

Diving Season

There are no monsoon or typhoons.

The Sipadan scuba diving season is year round.

The best visibility conditions are between March and July.

Peak Tourist Seasons

  • July and August
  • Christmas and New Year
  • Chinese New Year
  • Golden Week (beginning of October)
  • Golden Week (beginning of May)

Note that some resorts are fully booked 6 months in advance.