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Address: Plumera St., 96950, Mariana Islands
Phone Number: +1 670-287-1295
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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I have moved my shop behind my house, since I don't really need a retail...

I have moved my shop behind my house, since I don't really need a retail setting anyway, I just need a place to store all the gear and equipment. I offer hotel pick up and drop off for my customers. I offer a full range of scuba certifications from Discover Dive through Divemaster and everything in between. I am also a very experienced dive guide with over 10,000 dives on Saipan. I specialize in private instruction and guiding as I believe it is a much better experience for the customer if I can cater everything specifically to them. I typically book up in advance, so if you want to dive with me, please make reservations ahead of time.

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unparalleled service in Garapan

Harry is the owner of Axe Murderer Tours in Garapan. Shortly after meeting him, it was apparent that I was in for a great time. It was during the first dive (of multiple that I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
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Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Harry is the owner of Axe Murderer Tours in Garapan. Shortly after meeting him, it was apparent that I was in for a great time. It was during the first dive (of multiple that I ended up doing with him) that I knew I had made the right choice of dive operators on the island. Harry is a highly qualified... More 

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New York City, New York
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

I recently got my open water certification with Harry in Saipan after years of thinking about it and so glad I found him! It was very easy to set up and he was fast and responsive with emails. He has you do the book part of certification online (so you can do it at your own pace) which I thought... More 

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

I love teaching people like Hareem how to dive. She was a natural and just fell in love with the underwater world. This is precisely why I prefer private lessons, everything is tailored to the students learning and comfort level. We don't move on to the next thing until they are comfortable with the previous skill. I was very sad... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016 via mobile

A few friends and I travelled to Saipan from Guam and used Axe Murderers Dive Tours and had an absolute blast! Very easy to schedule, very nice guide and very flexible. We wanted to dive some off the beaten path locations and he made it happen. Saipan has some incredible diving and this is definitely the service to use when... More 

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

Always great to have some Guam divers coming over to enjoy Saipan. If it is off the beaten path you want, that is one of my specialties! Hope to see you guys back here again one of these days! More 

Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

I contacted Harry through his website for the PADI OW certification course, based on the fantastic Tripadvisor reviews. I am very happy with my choice to go with Harry. He is not only a master diver but an excellent instructor. He made me feel very safe and comfortable in the water. I am very confident that all the skills I... More 

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

I really don't like doing group classes, I much prefer to have a private experience for the student. It makes everything centered on them and their learning pace and style. I realize I'll never get rich teaching one student at a time, but I do know that my students will be some of the best trained and most comfortable divers... More 

Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016

We found Axe Murderer in Tripadvisor, and based on all the positive reviews decided to contact Harry, to organize our dives on Saipan. We dived at Laulau beach, Obyan and Grotto and also did a night dive. It was very easy to contact Harry and he tailor-made a plan for us, according to our level of expertise and interests. He... More 

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

I really work hard to make sure that my customers are very happy and will bend over backwards to make their plans happen. I like to find out what the customer wants first and then give them options that would best suit that. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016 via mobile

Had a great time diving the Grotto with Harry! He was patient with me as I slowly crossed the rocks to get in and once again when I difficulty getting out after our dive! The dive itself was also lovely. Saw a couple reef sharks and a stingray.

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

When crossing to the rock in the Grotto, you really want someone who can read the swells correctly and get you over and back safely. Sometimes getting up onto the rock isn't the easiest thing to do, but I manage to get all my divers out safely. More 

Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

I guess i dont really need to add much since Harry`s already at 99% 5stars, but here goes anyway:- Harry is an excellent dive master. He is exceptionally knowledgable of the island having been here 11 years. He knows all of the best dive sites and has many connections to get the latest news on the conditions. He is chatty... More 

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

Thanks Arnold, just a couple corrections. I've been on Saipan for 20 years now and I'm over 14,000 dives. Not to be picky, just like to be factual whenever possible! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

Harry was very helpful and knowledgable! The police were not allowing anyone to dive because of impending bad weather, but he still drove us all over the island, giving an impromptu tour that ended up being the highlight of our trip.

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

Unfortunately the police have decided that it is their job to decide when the Grotto is divable and close it when they don't feel it is. Unfortunately they aren't divers and don't usually make very good calls about it, so it ends up being closed far more often than it should. I always feel bad when I can't take a... More 

Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

My husband and I went for a Discovery Dive with Harry last Monday and we had an amazing experience. Harry is very experienced and patient when introducing us the use of gear in a place called sugar rock, where the water is shallow and it is a good place for us to learn and try. I was rather panic at... More 

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

When doing a Discover Dive with a customer, I want to take as much time as needed to get them comfortable with the gear and skills they will need to do the dive. Sometimes that means spending a little more time at Sugar Dock, but if it will make the customer feel more comfortable, then it is a small price... More 

Yokosuka, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

My wife did a Discovery Dive with Harry on our anniversary - she absolutely loved it! Harry is a great instructor and he was absolutely the right guy to introduce her to the scuba experience. I never rate things on Trip Advisor but if I could bump this rating up to 6 stars I would - can't recommend Harry enough... More 

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

I'm happy to report that Kirk brought his wife back and we did manage to get her certified! I always have a great time teaching someone how to dive and introducing them to the underwater world, she was no exception. I'm hoping to see you both back here soon! More 

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