The Valient was ordered out of Pittwater when her owners damage her hull while stripping her. She was towed about 1.2km off shore before she slipped her tow ropes and sunk stern first in a matter of 30 seconds.
The wreck of the Valient lies slightly on her port side in 27m of water, over sand. It is because it is over sand and that there is nothing else around, that the Valient has become an artificial reef and attracts a hugh amount of fish, such as mackerels, mado’s, bullseyes, lined catfish, golden morays and king fish to name a few.
The wreck is 23m long, 6 m wide with good diving in and around the engine room, cabins and crew quarters.
Depth – 27m