The vision behind Project Poseidon is to facilitate a greater understanding of the link and synergy that exists between sea and space, and to use the mission as a catalyst to strengthen that connection.
While Police force divers and some rescue teams use rock boots for the obvious advantage of out of water mobility the Rock boot has an affect on in water buoyancy and trim for the recreational diver. I see many uk dry suit divers with integrated boots on their dry suits wearing ankle weights to keep the feet from floating upwards. Many of the boots currently fitted are more of a slipper construction and can expand quite quickly if air is not vented from the suit on ascent and if the leg length is not quite right the fins and boots can push away from the feet. Feet first uncontrolled ascents are not unheard of these days . In addition the alternative boot is more of a Wellington boot and these for me at least offer a lack of contact with the fin. For me the Rock boot gives better out of water mobility, good contact with the fin, controls expansion of the sock / boot, I find it easier to get off and on, just a pain tying the laces. Downside is it that it lacks the thermal qualities of my O'three dry suit as I've got membrane socks but I get over this with thermal under socks. Would not dive a dry suit without them.
Scuba Diver Life is a leading global digital media company and publication that informs, inspires and entertains scuba divers and ocean enthusiast around the world.
Scuba Diver Life is redefining the diving industry by documenting and shaping digital media content with a fresh voice, new formats and cutting-edge videos to a uniquely dedicated audience of 1 million monthly visitors and 1 million+ social media followers.