A common theme in aquatic science fiction is the submarine pool/access to the ocean. That terrible TV show Seaquest had it, The Deep & Deep Blue Sea (Samuel L Jackson is standing in front of it when the shark chomps him). My question is how this could possibly work? From what little knowledge I have, I'd say the cabin where the pool resides would have to be pressurized to the water at that depth. The implications are that you'd have to pass through an airlock to get to the room, and that it would only work to a certain depth.
Is this correct, or it too far to the "fiction" side of the science fiction axes?