Self-reminder anyone in this university are genius among genius.>>19561302
It can make it easier, vastly easier.
Classic crossover always have problems with the 2 universe/stories following different rule of physics. Here you have a framework that would justify plenty of arbitrary rules.
I know nothing but the wiki about Seaquest, but I can make a better suggestion
Seaquest is the simulation
, the only difference is that Fog have an harder time doing their jobs and human get at least one ship capable of crossing the sea, it can replace the 401.
In the universe of Seaquest someone accidentally made the Fog with either alien superscience or out of control self-improving nanomachines, cheap and easy, you can still bring Admiralty Code in as simply an higher level of superscience
Someone made a portal between dimension that only work underwater, it exit inside a water storage of a Dyson Sphere, they deduce it is simulating something. Some rigid AIs in charge of the simulation determine that since they are a ship & lifeforms, they have to be made part of the simulation, their inferior science is scanned and replicated inside.
See, I hate whoever abused "waking up in a simulation" to the point people can't imagine it making a good plot. Likely happened after Matrix.
Now (You) make me a seaQuest & Pacific Rim crossover and we will see how it hold together.