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Axe Murderer Dive Tours

150 Plumera St., Mariana Islands
670-287-1295
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Ranked #1 of 21 Activities in Saipan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: The shop is on the west side of Plumeria street. It is painted peach, the dive shop is on the lower level, and there is a 2 bedroom apartment on the... more » Owner description: The shop is on the west side of Plumeria street. It is painted peach, the dive shop is on the lower level, and there is a 2 bedroom apartment on the 2nd floor. There are several signs saying Axe Murderer Tours, and PADI banners as well. We are one block away from Fiesta Resort. « less
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Utsunomiya-shi, Tochigi, Japan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My girlfriend and I dove four times with Harry (owner). The first two dives were at the grotto, we are both beginner divers and were a little leary however Harry had his wife Carrie who is also an instructor accompany us as well. The grotto was amazing, and Harry/Carrie went out of there way to make sure we had a... More

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Denver
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We did 2 days of shore diving with Harry (the owner) last year and he is extremely knowledgeable, fun and safe. He coaxed out sea life from the crevices like eels, octopus and other sea animals. Since I am new to diving, he made sure I was comfortable the whole time, even when I started getting a little nervous. My... More

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Beijing, China
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

From Mon to Fri, 2 of us did total 15 dives with Harry, including boat dives, shore dives, and night dives. It was awesome! I started inquiry since late May, mostly via emails with Harry. Responses were prompt. We had our July diving schedule fixed soon, together with hotel reservation at Fiesta (which later proved to be a big advantage... More

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harryblalock, Owner at Axe Murderer Dive Tours, responded to this review

I had a great time with Angela & Jonathan. They told me they were fairly inexperienced divers, but they actually had very good skills and just needed a boost in their confidence. I took them on some of the coolest dives that Saipan has to offer, and definitely expanded their diving abilities and experiences. I truly hope they come back... More

Nara, Japan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

There are many diving shops that are managed by Japanese, but trip adviser says the owner Harry is nice person, so I'm interested in him and had a reservation. Actually, Harry is really good man. Although we are beginners, he taught us so kindly, and let us show beautiful bottom of the sea. He told us good restaurant and bar... More

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harryblalock, Owner at Axe Murderer Dive Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much Akane, I agree with you, I think I should have more Japanese customers as well. I had a great time taking Akane and her friends diving, 2 of them were certified and the other 2 were doing a Discover Dive. I always enjoy taking someone on their first dive ever and watching their reaction to seeing... More

San Francisco, California
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83 reviews 83 reviews
21 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Harry rocks (especially if you like talking politics). He prefers taking small groups, like, just you. He knows to go to the Grotto really early so that you'll be the only people there. Figure $180 for 2 tank dive and equipment. More for the tee shirt. He is an American ex-pat who knows the island. He is safety oriented and... More

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harryblalock, Owner at Axe Murderer Dive Tours, responded to this review

I am certainly not your typical dive operator. I really prefer private guiding or instruction, it just makes for a much better experience for the divers. Many divers expect to be part of a big group, but I really try to avoid that whenever possible, and make the dives all about just them. You won't get rich doing it this... More

Glendale, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

My son and I had absolutely the best experience with this dive shop! Harry not only took the time to know our experience level and comfort level, but also cared enough to take our experience to the next level. I never had the chance to dive with my son until this trip so he made it a unique family experience... More

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harryblalock, Owner at Axe Murderer Dive Tours, responded to this review

Any good dive guide will ask quite a few questions of the customers before you start, so that you know what the customer likes to see, what they haven't seen, but want to see, and what their comfort level is. Without finding this out, you can't really deliver the best possible dive for the customer. I am so glad they... More

Honolulu, Hawaii
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I never dove in my life until I met Harry, and in about a week I received my open water and advanced open water certifications. Now I feel very comfortable diving after the skills and concepts that I was taught by Harry. Learning from him is a very personalized experience and you don't have to worry about learning in large... More

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harryblalock, Owner at Axe Murderer Dive Tours, responded to this review

I had a great week with Jesse, and loved introducing him to diving. He was heading to Palau after he left Saipan, so it was my job to get him up to speed and make him as comfortable and competent as I could in just a week. I watched him fall in love with diving and discover a whole new... More

Saipan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Harry is great fun, well experienced, and provides the ultimate in safe Saipan dives. A long time Saipan resident,he knows the best dive sites of the seasons, weather conditions, currents and tides. This is one "axe murderer" you can turn your back on. The best boutique dive operation anywhere.

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harryblalock, Owner at Axe Murderer Dive Tours, responded to this review

Getting a review like this one is what I strive for every time I take a customer out. I want them to feel like this was the best dive experience of their life, and I do whatever I can to make that happen. For him to say this is the best boutique dive operation anywhere, that is very high praise,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

Diving with Harry is like visiting your favorite uncle that you don't see often enough. His Axe Murderer Dive Center is a personalized boutique dive operation that feels like home as soon as you get there. We set up our dives via Email and the responses were quick and clear. The morning was two dives at the Grotto (not to... More

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harryblalock, Owner at Axe Murderer Dive Tours, responded to this review

I had a great time diving with Steve and giving him some tips on how to get the most out of his time on Saipan, places to definitely hit and some to avoid. I guess his 6 stars makes up for the 4 stars from the previous customer. More

Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We went to Saipan and contacted Axe Murderer. They are responsive over e-mail. We only had one afternoon available, so they took us to the Grotto. Originally I was nervous about diving there (down to 100ft, or a little more), but the divemaster was very attentive to our needs, and making us comfortable before, during and after the dive. The... More

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harryblalock, Owner at Axe Murderer Dive Tours, responded to this review

I had a couple great dives with Andrew and his wife. As he mentioned, I went above and beyond the call of duty and carried her tank for her both dives since she was really struggling with it, but yet they still only gave me 4 stars. Oh well, I do everything I can, and that has to be enough! More

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