The Birth of Axe Murderer Tours
More than fifteen years ago, two U.S. Navy Servicewomen visited a small Pacific Island named Saipan. They wanted to scuba dive, however, no dive shop on Saipan would accommodate the requests of two English-speaking divers.
Harry Blalock, a local radio personality and avid diver, coincidentally stopped by the same dive shop to get his tanks filled on his way home from work. He overheard the women talking and offered to take them diving with him the next day. They accepted Harry's offer, but when he showed up at the hotel in salt stained zorries, board shorts and a faded dive shirt, they hesitated and asked, “Are you the same man from yesterday?” Harry chuckled knowing yesterday he was in a business suit and said, “Yup! Yesterday I was working. Today I’m diving!”
One of the women asked: “How do we know you’re not an Axe Murderer?” Smiling, Harry simply said “You don’t. You can come diving with an Axe Murderer and have fun or you can sit in your hotel all day. What’s it going to be?”
Needless to say, the two women had a wonderful time diving and touring the island with Harry. When Harry dropped the women back off at their hotel at the end of the day, they said, “Axe Murderer Tours is the best tour on Saipan!” Thus, Axe Murderer Tours was born!
Word spread quickly throughout the military that Harry Blalock and Axe Murderer Tours was the recommended place for an exceptional dive experience on Saipan.
Now, this same personalized experience has expanded to Guam-- America’s Jewel in the Pacific!
Trent Scheibe – Owner & Daddy Divebucks
Megan Statkus – Owner & Course Director
Norman Wong – Boat Operations Manager
Jim Miller – Boat Captain, Water Safety & Dive Site Guru
Randy Bigbee – Service Center “Mr. Fix It”
We were awarded the Dive Shop contract for Andersen Air Force base in November of 2012 and opened the Andersen Family Dive Center on January 1, 2013. Within the first two years of being open at Andersen we certified over 3500 divers, became a Padi 5 Star Instructor Development Center and became one of the leading dive operations on Guam. Our Andersen contract ended after 5 wonderful years but we are still servicing Guam's military family at our Beach House location.
AMT Beach House
The Beach House opened on November 25, 2014, “Black Friday” and is centrally located on the Agana beach in Hagatna. We feature a wide selection of name brand dive gear for sale, a full service repair center, rental department, course selection from beginner through instructor and tech certifications, dive travel, and wholesale.
Today Military from all over the world visit us to get R&R. They trade in their boots for fins and discover the underwater world that surrounds Guam.
Want to Get Certified, Advance your dive knowledge, touch a WW1 and WW2 wreck at the same time, or just swim with sea turtles, we can make that happen.