As far as the clients being taken care of yes they were. After the people were rescued and safe at the dock, the leader of our group who is an instructor and dive shop owner and another guy who is a dm went to retrieve the gear. They retrieved all the bc's and tanks, most fins even gloves a camera.
Some people lost expensive sunglasses and some fins, snorkle masks, but are replaceable.
The dive operator did help out with the lost gear so they could be replaced. I think the clients were treated right and they are satisfied as well. If I can remember right the dms name may have been Carlos. They saidhe was really upset at what had happened. His boat sustained some damage but was back at dock Friday morning.