Trek-Yam seems to have always been a part of the Achziv shore-line. There is not a person who is not familiar with the distinctive building and the lawn of the impressive diving club.
Danny Birenboim, Cabri resident and honorary president of the legendary institute for over 40 years, recounts: “We began as a diving club for dedicated enthusiast – specializing in diving in crevices, islands and the Achziv coast – and we developed. Currently, in addition to the diving club and courses, we offer 4X4 tours, Tornado boat rides, extreme activities such as rappelling and a ropes park in varying sites, as well as special events like a Druze style meal in the field or Real Argentinian asado.
“After we started with the 4X4 trips, we became familiar with a special type of speed boat that was used to service off-shore drilling rigs in the North sea. These boats are unique in their ability to reach the shore with their bow, which is important because we do not have a port. We brought them from England and adapted them to carrying passengers – including certification. These are our Tornado boats.”
A group coming for activity at Trek-Yam doesn’t have to limit itself to one attraction. Danny: “Many times our work method is to divide a group into two groups; while one half goes on a 4X4 trip the other half goes on a Tornado boat ride –then they switch.” Disabled persons will be glad to know that all they have to do is get in the 4X4 vehicle or in the boat; many associations are already aware of these advantages and return to Trek-Yam time and again “.
Danny wishes to emphasize that all his employees – diving instructors, off-road vehicle and boat drivers, the rope park team, rappelling instructors and others – are all residents of the Western Galilee. “They are part of the landscape; they know every stone and live the place. Man is but an Imprint of his Native Landscape [poet Shaul Tchernicovsky]”, he adds artlessly.