GPS – POSITION 26° 42.02′ N 34° 06.44′ E
MHal-Hal is a fisherman’s expression meaning restless sea and it’s true, the sea is almost constantly choppy here. Two ergs push up from the edge of a plateau to about 3m short of the surface and offer no protection. They lie about 400m southeast of Middle Reef. On the inside (west), the plateau has 16m depth, whilst on the outside it drops to a wide ledge at 22-24m. This ledge has a drop-off about 80m cast which is vertical, if not overhanging and starts at 30m. Hal-Hal is also known as Shaah Kweiss (meaning “Nice Reef”) but then so is any reef in The Red Sea that your skipper has forgotten the name of.