Meet Our Team

About Our Team

Owners Duane & Lisa and instructor Krista
Duane, Lisa, & Krista diving in Maui

We love scuba diving and the aquatic world and wanted to create a dive shop environment & community that is safe and pleasant for all people that are interested in diving into the wonderland of the underwater world.

Where it all started

Duane & Lisa began their SCUBA journey in 2015 and they all immediately fell in love with diving. They quickly amassed dives and experience and both earned the rating of PADI Master Scuba Divers diving in Bonaire. With Duane’s love of teaching he decided to become a PADI professional and became a PADI Divemaster in 2016. During this time we met Krista and quickly became friends. Duane and Krista were both divemasters and decided at the same time to proceeded on to Assistant Instructor and then in 2018 they went through the PADI Instructor Development Course and Instructor Exams together and discovered they loved diving and teaching together.

Over the next few years we decided it was time to open our own dive shop. We saw that SCUBA has largely been seen as a male dominated sport and we wanted to change that perception. Our goal was to open a shop that would promote and cater SCUBA to women and families and we knew that with Duane & Krista as instructors we could achieve that goal. So that was exactly what we did in March of 2020, when we created Dive Rinse Repeat Scuba, LLC. Little did we know that 5 days later the whole world would shut down. But we didn’t let a little world-wide pandemic stop us from sharing our love of scuba, we just scaled back and made some adjustments. We took our time, safely working with private classes until things settled down. Now we are ready to bring SCUBA to you and give you the opportunity to discover the amazing aquatic world!

Meet Our Team

Lisa Newman

Owner, Shop Manager
Master Scuba Diver

Lisa is a Master Scuba Diver and loves being in the water, whether at the lake or ocean. One of her passions is knowing all the fish and aquatic life she comes across, she always has her fish ID book close by.

Lisa also works as a child care provider for 3 active daughters of school teachers. Growing up in an educator’s household she knows how crazy it can be and loves being “Aunt Lisa” to these girls.

Duane Newman

Owner, Training Manager, Instructor
Master Scuba Diver Trainer

Duane is a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer and when he isn’t teaching can usually be found diving with his camera in hand. After experiencing his own challenges becoming certified, and then falling in love with scuba, he pressed on to become an instructor so he could help others overcome their fears and discover the amazing underwater world. He is a Public Safety Diver with the all volunteer Lee’s Summit Underwater Rescue dive team, where he also serves as the current Training Officer.

Outside of SCUBA, Duane is a nerd and runs a small consultancy doing custom software development. He also travels around the United States (and internationally) speaking at technical conferences on the technologies he uses and has been recognized by Microsoft with their MVP (Most Valuable Professional) Award for several years because of his community work.

Krista Block

Instructor
Master Scuba Diver Trainer

Krista became Open Water Certified in 2014 and was instantly hooked on Scuba! She is a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer and has been an instructor since 2018. As a Disabled Divers International Assistant Diver (she is working her way towards instructor) she is able to teach divers at any physical level. When she isn’t teaching you can find her underwater, spinning around, playing with nearby aquatic life. Krista enjoys all types of diving, but especially loves shark, wreck, and macro dives. She gives back to the community as a volunteer Public Safety Diver with the Lee’s Summit Underwater Rescue, a community funded non-profit. One of her biggest accomplishments in Scuba, besides earning her MSDT, is obtaining a Tech 50 Certification.

Out of the water, Krista works full time as a cash receipts manager and business analyst, freelance harpist, and Co-Chief of Lee’s Summit Underwater Rescue and Recovery.

Billy Wilson

Divemaster In Training
Rescue Diver

Billy is a Rescue Diver working on his PADI Divemaster.