Wednesday, September 28, 2022

OceanX, NEOM Project Showcase Videos of Red Sea Expedition


OceanX and Saudi Arabia’s NEOM project recently completed an expedition to the Red Sea.

The six-week trip involved 30 scientists carrying out research on the northern Red Sea’s shallow reefs and deep portions as well, with focus areas on mapping, genetics and oceanography.

The scientists conducted 1,100 hours’ worth of diving surveys, found eight new species and identified 341 fish species. They mapped over 1,500 square kilometers/579 square miles of the region.

The NEOM project is located in northwestern Saudi Arabia, along the Red Sea.

The 535 hours of footage captured was turned into nine episodes that covered what the scientists explored.

You can check out OceanX’s episodes at

John Liang
John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.